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CODA / Stanisic Associates

  • 00:00 - 8 February, 2011
CODA / Stanisic Associates
CODA / Stanisic Associates, © Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall

© Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    33 Epsom Road, Sydney, Australia
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Rob Harper, Peter Rush, Angela Rheinlaender, Adam Hobbs
  • Interior Architect

    L3 Design
  • Landscape Architect

    Aspect Sydney
  • Structural Engineer

    SCP Consulting
  • Client

    GMD + GHD Pty Ltd
  • Area

    3748.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The key passive design innovations and practices of CODA are a ‘brise-soleil’ in the form of 3m deep sunrooms that shade the living areas to the north and north-east elevations; adjustable environmental screen to the north and east which allow occupants to control their environment to improve personal comfort and reduce energy consumption; a range of tempered private outdoor spaces, such as winter gardens, loggias, sky terraces and sunrooms that eliminate the barrier between inside and outside, and eliminate the need for air conditioning and artificial heating; open gallery circulation and lobbies to apartments, extending around the communal courtyard; slender building form (enclosed space) of only 10 metre width; 100% naturally ventilated apartments with voids and sky terraces at upper levels which act as pathways for natural air and 100% two storey, cross-over plans with voids and volume for air movement.

© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall

CODA comprises gallery, cross-over apartments with dual aspect and cross-flow ventilation, arranged in a spatial honeycomb structure. All apartments are shaded with sliding aluminium plantation shutters and folding glazed panels; access galleries are filled with natural light and air, and rainwater is recycled for irrigation of plants in the communal courtyards and use of plantation Spotted Gum for the balcony timber decks. The double storey apartment spaces allow the building to breathe naturally, avoiding the need for air conditioning. The building is capped with exceptional sky terraces and generous roof terraces and sunrooms. The building design carefully balances the effects of wind and water – the key elements of Feng Shui.

© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall

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Cite: "CODA / Stanisic Associates" 08 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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