537 Elizabeth wins NSW AIA award for Multiple Housing

Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing.

Maximising a tight urban corner site in the dense city fringe, 537 Elizabeth is an exemplar in quality amenity, planning and materiality. Comprising 12 one bedroom plus study apartments and ground level retail, the design has been enhanced through the close and collaborative relationship between architect and client as developer and builder. The result is a high quality and crafted solution to densification representing a future model for urban living.
Skilled use of shared space and flexible, bespoke joinery and selected furniture imply a spacious interior, with the corner location allowing dual aspect and increased daylight and ventilation for apartments. Attention to detailing and craftsmanship elevates the beauty of this small group of apartments, reflecting the synergy of the team throughout the design and construction process.
The long facade’s sliding rhythm of solid and void breaks down scale and increases visual interest of this bookend building. End facades complement and enhance adjacent built form, composing high amenity outdoor spaces with acoustic and visual privacy.
Robust and timeless materials minimise maintenance and enhance durability, demonstrating an appreciation of quality detailing and elegant simplicity of finish.
537 Elizabeth is the future model for compact urban sites, presenting crafted quality and amenity for residents and neighbourhood revitalisation.