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House Extension Malvern
Housing East St Kilda
Housing Prahran East
Infill Fitzroy
Mixed Use Brighton
Tower Refurbishment St Kilda
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21 Lansdowne Road, East St Kilda
area 1,000sqm
completed 2008

The design for this block of eight north facing units in East St Kilda was intended to create an aesthetic link between the neighbours on either side: a Federation cottage and a 60’s brick walk up block of flats. Towards the rear of the site, the north facing façade was designed from the perspective of the neighbour’s yards, creating a bush landscape with the vertical lines and gum colours with a play on light and shadow.

Photos by Derek Swalwell

2015 Materiality - Brick and Block in Contemporary Australian Architecture pp. 298-303
2012 feature on Architecture News Plus
2011 feature on Design Place