The stark volumes of the Albion Avenue Duplex reinvent the idea of the traditional gable home. The design grew from a homage to the existing brick dwelling that stood on the site, combined with the idea to reinterpret the lightweight coastal vernacular.
Lightness was a concept that continued from structure, materiality and detailing through to internal living qualities. Two different homes now sit on the site, providing privacy and individuality from the existing streetscape.
Light and breeze were concepts that powered a need for voids which provide open connections throughout the homes and help to passively cool them. Screened elements, although providing privacy to the occupants from the public realm, are also designed to allow intermittent connections through to the community and streetscape beyond.
The Albion Avenue duplexes sit proudly as a new addition the neighbourhood and an example of what can be reinterpreted and reused in this gentrification renewal.