Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect

Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect

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  • Architects: Brad Swartz Architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  27
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs photographs:  Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

Text description provided by the architects. This 27sqm apartment is designed to comfortably accommodate a couple. Through high quality design, it provides an affordable option for inner city living and challenges the need for urban sprawl.

© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

The brief was simple: to design a functional apartment for a couple to live and entertain in. Generous storage spaces, an internal laundry and a dining space were therefore essential. However, this seemingly modest brief understates the complexity of the project, which was constantly bound by a tight budget and tighter space constraints.

Detail
Detail

Whilst this apartment was initially one room, the concept was to re-instate a public and private divide to define two distinct zones: A public living, dining, and kitchen space was formed by relocating the kitchen to create open plan living. A minimalist design approach was then taken to the interior design of the room to maximise the feeling of space and light. 

© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

The private space then required a pragmatic approach. Storage requirements were carefully considered and the bedroom striped back to basics, primarily just accommodating the bed. The storage and bed were then stacked and inserted over each other like Tetris pieces to maximise the requirements in the most minimal space. This area is carefully hidden behind a white joinery unit.  

© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

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Address:Darlinghurst NSW, Australia

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Cite: "Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect" 21 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772121/darlinghurst-apartment-brad-swartz-architect> ISSN 0719-8884
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