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Auhaus Architecture designs porous facade for Richmond Mixed Use

United States - Nov 27, 2016 - 15:18   9237 views

Auhaus Architecture designed a lace-like facade for a new 4 level commercial and residential building in Richmond, Victoria, Australia. The brick screen speaks to the surrounding industrial context and creates a breathable, permeable facade, whilst a stylised and eroded concrete edge adds whimsy to the highly visible side elevation. 

Outdoor space is prioritised within the residential component; multiple courtyards and gardens are interspersed throughout all levels, creating a generosity of space not usually associated with apartment living.

It is a conceptual project and the building creates a deep contrast between inside and outside. The interior spaces are furnished by bold colours and materials with a simplistic approach, but the facade of the building is dressed with porous metal-work, which is carved for an arch-shaped window and half-square shaped entry door. 

Named Richmond Mixed Use, the building draws attention to its characteristic face and presence, situated in low-rise private buildings along the street.

Auhaus Architecture, led by Benjamin Stibbard and Kate Fitzpatrick, is a design studio operating out of Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula. The office's portfolio includes new houses, renovations, interior fitouts, lighting and architectural hardware design and fabrication.

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