2021 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
One Central - Bedford Apartments & Bedford Terraces
Utilising a clever overall planning strategy, this project balances a mix of apartment types and townhouse typologies. The masterstroke is pushing resident carparks over to one side and allowing central spaces to be dominated by pedestrians, with a mix of courtyards and laneways connecting into a larger framework. Housing types range from one to three bedrooms, and all have ample access to daylight and views, a strategy that encourages interaction between the residents and passersby. Materials are robust, with a mix of metal cladding and brick veneer appropriate to the site and its urban context.