Status: Completed 2011
Duke's Residence is a new built development comprising of 42 residential units, with a mix of loft units, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom unit types. The project, nestled within a low rise residential area, presented a challenge in having the development sit comfortably in the midst of its low rise community. The control of the scale and volumetric expression of the massing breaks down the scale and proportion of the building to suit its surroundings while still ensuring that the development serves as a beacon and lantern within its context.
The design of the residential blocks enclosing a central open area with the communal facilities provides an important focal point for the residents, with many units having views to this open area. The control of the circulation to all the lift lobbies via this central open space also ensures that all residents benefit from the experience along the journey from the external, into the serenity of their homes.