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SODA Apartments / Gresley Abas Architects

  • 17:00 - 29 March, 2017
SODA Apartments / Gresley Abas Architects
SODA Apartments  / Gresley Abas Architects, © Dion Robeson
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Ahmad Abas, Alex Quin
  • Area

    1350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
© Dion Robeson
© Dion Robeson

Text description provided by the architects. The SODA Apartments represent the outcome of an ideal relationship between Architect, Builder and Developer. A shared enlightened attitude towards the delivery of inner-city dwellings within an existing heritage building shell, SODA Apartments culminates in a 13-unit apartment building over 4 storeys. 85% of the dwellings have a northerly orientation and all dwellings have cross-ventilation. 

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© Dion Robeson
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
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© Dion Robeson

Apartment sizes range from 52 to 140 sqm. Unique solutions were developed throughout the overall design to deliver small yet clever solutions to spatial challenges. 

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© Dion Robeson

The tight site configuration resulted in unusual apartment configurations; eg. 2-storey maisonettes were designed with living areas elevated to the upper floor for northerly access to the living areas and outdoor terraces, whilst bedrooms are located below with unique 'periscope' windows designed to overcome issues of acoustics, fire protection, privacy & security. 

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© Dion Robeson

The spatial solutions for this development emerged out of the client’s enlightened willingness to challenge the typical apartment product delivered today. The client/builder/developer demonstrated the willingness and the courage to challenge the market and deliver something beyond the ordinary.

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The project concept also includes retention and restoration of the existing Lindsay St façade, and incorporates street art along the laneway boundary as part of the design proposal. 

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© Dion Robeson

One of the apartments is allocated as an affordable housing module.

This project won an AIA Architecture (WA) award in 2016 in the Multi-residential category.

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Cite: "SODA Apartments / Gresley Abas Architects" 29 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/867209/soda-apartments-gresley-abas-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884