WAVE is a mixed-use urban infill development located in Marrickville which is a rapidly changing inner-city suburb of Sydney that is enjoying a steady intensification of development and with that a long-awaited rejuvenation and reinvigoration of its urban landscape. WAVE reflects the new-found optimism of its changing context whilst serving to balance the live/work environments of the scheme that results in an architectural solution of social equity and inclusion for all users. Completed in early 2017, WAVE comprises 34 shop-top dwellings located above ground floor retail tenancies that activate its street edge with cafes and other strip retailing spaces. The orthogonal building form reinforces the street-wall whilst ‘peeling’ away from its northern side boundary to liberate a safe zone for the building’s occupants. optimize solar access and A ground floor commercial tenancy overlooks a generous garden space setback from the street all inhabitants living and working in the development ove through to encourage a strong sense of community through the accidental convergence between occupants.
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