– Albert Park, Melbourne
– Finnis Architecture
THE CHALLENGE WAS TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW STRUCTURE HARMONIOUSLY CONNECTED WITH THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, TO BOTH CONTRAST WITH AND HIGHLIGHT THE HERITAGE VALUE OF THE AREA.
In admiration of the double-fronted terrace homes which are synonymous with Albert Park, we chose to play with brick and masonry in a contemporary way to help integrate the design into its surroundings.
Regular brick patterning is combined with playful hit-and-miss brick arrangements to add an element of craft to the design. Clean lines of perforated black metal mesh panels enclose large open balconies at the front and rear of the building.