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  7. Marshall Court Apartments / Designgroup Stapleton Elliott

Marshall Court Apartments / Designgroup Stapleton Elliott

  • 17:00 - 15 July, 2015
Marshall Court Apartments / Designgroup Stapleton Elliott
Marshall Court Apartments / Designgroup Stapleton Elliott, © Paul  McCredie
© Paul McCredie

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  • Design Team

    Craig Roberts, Shani MacKenzie, Michael Ware, Nigel Dong, Blair MacLeod
  • Contractor

    Maycroft Construction
  • Structural Engineers

    Spencer Holmes
  • Services Engineers

    Harrison Grierson
  • QS

  • Fire Engineers

    Holmes Fire

    Stoks Consulting
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Paul  McCredie
© Paul McCredie

Text description provided by the architects. Context

The 4 storey T-shaped block is located on the corner of Tahi Street and Park Road in Miramar and opens to north facing landscaped gardens.  The site is conveniently located for the elderly with a well serviced bus route nearby and suburban shops and services within walking distance.  Close proximity to the Miramar Town Centre allows the building to act as a visual ‘bookend’, mediating between commercial zone and the surrounding residential area.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Building Form

The insertion of a lift, access stairs and main entrance between the Park and Tahi Street wings have provided design opportunities to reinforce the separation of the two wings, with cladding materials, colour and façade modulation assisting in reducing the scale and integrating it into its surroundings. 


© Paul  McCredie
© Paul McCredie

Circulation radiates efficiently to outdoor terraces at the ends of the balconies.  Circulation routes and stairs are arranged maximising visibility to the common garden area and main entrance to maximise tenant amenity.  North facing alcoves mediate between public breeze ways and providing opportunities for residents to personalise this space.

© Paul  McCredie
© Paul McCredie

Unit Design

45m² units are organised into living, sleeping, and service zones.  Bedrooms are orientated to the street with kitchen, service and entry orientated to north facing breeze ways.  This dual orientation provides choice of private setting, aspect for each resident and opportunity for social interaction. Sliding screens between the bedroom and living area allow for flexible spatial organisation.

Typical Floor Plan
Typical Floor Plan


The new building is designed to fit well into the Miramar neighbourhood providing its residents with a safe, secure and modern living environment and improving the quality of their lives, and is adaptable and accessible to suit their evolving needs.

© Paul  McCredie
© Paul McCredie

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Cite: "Marshall Court Apartments / Designgroup Stapleton Elliott" 15 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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