Friday, 01 Mar 2024

SJB designs apartment building in Art Deco precinct

SJB has lodged plans for a five-storey apartment building in Gurrajin (Elizabeth Bay), Sydney that would echo the “evocative” forms of its Art Deco neighbours.


SJB designs apartment building in Art Deco precinct

SJB has lodged plans for a five-storey apartment building in Gurrajin (Elizabeth Bay), Sydney that would echo the "evocative" forms of its Art Deco neighbours.

The proposed building at 4 Barncleuth Square would include nine large apartments with two, three and four bedrooms. Located on the corner of Ward Avenue and Barncleuth Square, behind Darlinghurst Road, the property is surrounded by brick apartment blocks built in the 1930s whose facades display an array of unique patterns and textures.

"Playful brick detailing references the facade treatment of its Art Deco neighbours," SJB says of the new buidling, in a design statement.

"The horizontal datums that run throughout Ward Avenue, and especially along the facade of No. 2 Barncleuth and Marlborough Hall, continue in the rounded facades of the proposal."

"Curved solid banding wraps the facade in reference to the Art Deco horizontal datum lines of Ward Avenue. This banding is accentuated by patterned brick coursing and recessive window detailing."

The building meets Ward Avenue with a tripartite of soft, rounded forms, with the middle section featuring open balconies.

"The transparency of its southern edge, allowed through large curved windows, softens its visual intersection with its southern neighbours," SJB states.

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