Mixed Use Building


Built Envelope

Client
Huntingdale Properties
Year
2000s
Status
Built
Scale
Medium

The client had great expectations for this small 73 square meters site, seeking to maximize the development and build a landmark building that was to become his headquarters and also contain a small cafe and a small residential lane subjected it to two very different council regulations, limiting the development to an odd triangular-shaped building and diminishing the usable floor area.

The approach was to combine two disparate building envelopes generated by different height planes; the building was to present a formal facade to the main street, which meant breaking the height plane, and then gradually taper towards the rear boundary. The result is a uniquely shaped building that is a building envelope.

Location: 205 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia 33°49’51.23″S, 151°13’10.38″
Date: 2004
Design Team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, James Gardiner, Tiffany Harper
Planner: City Plan Services
Structural engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Contractor: Ferrocon
Photography / images: Paul Gosney, Lacoste+Stevenson Architects