Railway Avenue is an uncompromisingly contemporary project incorporating six 3-level townhouses located in a mixed residential and commercial area.
Local architects, Fieldwork, drew inspiration from the distinctive architectural character and typical materials of post-war multi-unit developments, still evident in the neighbouring suburbs.
However, the styling of this project is totally unique. White hit-and-miss brickwork creates a distinctive geometric character, screening ground floor windows and transforming into an illuminated façade at night.
In striking contrast, a wall of vertically-layered timber rises to the upper level and breaks out to form operable timber shutters to the western façade.
North-facing terraces on the upper level feature an angular canopy design to provide summer shading and maximum solar penetration during winter.
As one would expect, interior design and crafting reflects the aesthetically pleasing geometric forms of the exterior.
All in all, a potentially award-winning project of exemplary design and sustainable innovation, demanding the close collaboration of client, architect and builder.
– Armadale, Melbourne