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Paxton Architecture Apartments in Fitzroy Fraser Paxton sustainable prefabricated architecture

Apartments in Fitzroy

The design of this apartment building was ahead of its time in some ways. It has a 9.5-star energy rating, close to passive energy consumption. It was designed with an extensive green roof and a large courtyard that the building wrapped around in a large 'u' shape. It was never built, as the developer sold it for a large profit at the town planning stage once permits had been granted.

Earlier iterations of this project had explored efficiencies in building circulation, similar to Le Corbusier's Unite D'habitation, where double-storey apartments run above and below corridor spaces. This arrangement means you have a corridor on every third level, and the efficiency of the building moves to around 90% occupied space and 10% circulation.

Earlier iterations of this project had explored efficiencies in building circulation, similar to Le Corbusier's Unite D'habitation, where double-storey apartments run above and below corridor spaces. This arrangement means you have a corridor on every third level, and the efficiency of the building moves to around 90% occupied space and 10% circulation.

The fluted concrete façade is set in and sculpted to reflect the nuanced heritage of Gore Street in Fitzroy. It is a street with a large variation in the urban fabric, yet it holds some sensitive heritage ideals in the older original terrace houses that still exist in some parts.

Paxton Architecture Apartments in Fitzroy Fraser Paxton sustainable prefabricated architecture
Paxton Architecture Apartments in Fitzroy Fraser Paxton sustainable prefabricated architecture
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