ALTONA SARGOOD MELBOURNE
Located in a suburban area undergoing urban consolidation, 53 Sargood Street is the first of its type within the area that has a clear medium density vision.
In exploring the notion of the object sitting on a base, the building reads as part apartment building, part house; visually compressing four storeys into three.
The composition is scaled down by being separated into the elements of base and roof.
The folded pre-cast concrete façade spans over the basement driveway and provides a solid base for the ground and first floors. Generated by sightlines from the street, the tapered edge treatment of the roof creates a sharp overhang and shadow over the third level and obscures a fourth level.