Tetris Flats – Camperdown

This dense urban housing proposal offers a semi-public plaza to the street. Precise site massing mediates between opposing geometries of adjacent built form and open space.

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A central circulation spine is defined through an expressive ‘origami’ entry canopy that folds beneath gallery buildings and leads the eye deep into the site.

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Two white pre-cast forms ‘bookend’ the site. A playful burst of colour is expressed within their ‘carved’ out balconies.

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The central building It is totally ‘wrapped’ in balconies that are shrouded by a large, folded, perforated, metal screen that acts as a backlit lantern in the evening and as sun-shading by day.

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PROJECT: Tetris Flats
PROGRAM: Multi-unit Housing
LOCATION: Camperdown, NSW
YEAR: 2007
PEOPLE: DRAW, Adam Russell, Marissa Looby, John de Manincor, Tom Tang, Raffaello Rosselli.
COLLABORATORS: FBA, 360 Degrees, Access Solutions, Architectural Images, Golder Assoc, Heggie Pty Ltd, ITM Design, JBA Urban Planning, Locker Group, Traffic + Transport
CLIENT: Developer
DATA: Site: 5,131 SQM, GFA: 10,300, FSR: 2.0:1, Landscape: 3,300 SQM, 107 Apartments, 15% adaptable, 79 Car Sapces, 64 Bicycle Spaces.