Domenic Cerantonio, Steve Woo
Comprising of apartments and active retail spaces, this multi-use project reflects the continued exciting development of the suburb of Northcote. Balancing the exposed grid and industrial feel of the building’s facade, a cascading waterfall of greenery softens the structure and adds a lush visual element.
The continuing theme of the industrial history of Northcote becomes functional with the perforated external cladding offering a level of privacy from the main street.
Additionally, these sheets of cladding can be shifted aside to allow residents an open balcony, embellished with playful colour accents.
The lower level commercial spaces are designed to activate the street level of the building, with the extended glass store fronts creating a contrast to the mixed materials of the external facades above.