22 new apartments
Completion- late 2012.
The site wraps around an existing pub – The Buckingham hotel, which is to be retained and converted into apartments as part if this project.
The new buildings on either street frontage, flank the pub, and are clad in timber to pick up on the predominantly weatherboard housing along the street, and to contrast between the new and old building on the site.
The building form is a series of stacked rectangular elements with holes punched out picking up on the aesthetic of the pub, with its solid box like form with windows punched out and recessed back within the depth of the thick walls.