Queens Parade (rear), North Fitzroy
This 5 townhouse project on a 266 square metre lot is located off a series of laneways behind Queens Parade in North Fitzroy.
Three intersecting lane ways provide access to the south-north oriented site. The design takes advantage of this access by providing on grade car parking and between 110-120 square metres of Gross Floor Area over 4-storeys. The design also features roof decks to take advantage of the sweeping views of the city to the south.
Located in a Heritage Zone between a commercial strip of shops and a Neighbourhood Residential Zoned residential area, a robust industrial palette of materials was chosen to respond to the character of the area. The use of these materials in different planes is designed to break up the building mass given the surrounding prevailing two to three storey context.
The original 192 square metre site was originally sourced via the Pillar+Post acquisition service and the lot to the east was subsquently purchased off-market to increase the yield to 5 dwellings.