M/28 South Terrace
Boutique multi-residential development of 20 apartments and 6 ground floor tenancies
A collaborative project with David Barr Architects.
Full service architecture and interior design.
South Fremantle, WA
M/28 is a three-storey mixed-use development in the heart of the cafe strip on South Terrace in South Fremantle. The project has six ground floor tenancies and 20 boutique apartments above in a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom, single and double storey configurations.
The building sensitively references the materiality and architectural language of the surrounding coastal and historical context in contemporary form. The material palette was kept simple to highlight feature materials including aluminium battens, brass finishes, timber and geometric patterned tiles. The massing and scale of the building drew reference from the adjacent Local Hotel.
At ground level, commercial tenancies have raised sills, recessed entries and mosaic tiles that echo the local historic shopfronts. Also recessed is the main residential entry, articulated by a curved wall, timber battens and patterned tiles that seamlessly run from the street into a generous lobby. The upper levels consist of three blocks connected by an external walkway with views to the street and central courtyard. The double storey apartments to the North and South are accessed directly from the central courtyard. The bulk of the building is set back at its edges on the third level, creating a stepped form that is considerate of neighbouring buildings.
The development features cross ventilation to all apartments, generous outdoor and living spaces, native waterwise landscaping and 4 star Green Star self assessed accreditation. Additionally, fixed and bifold batten screens protect the north and west facing units from harsh sun and wind, whilst contributing to the contemporary coastal aesthetic of the facade.
M/28 stands comfortably in its surroundings, embodying and contributing to the character of South Fremantle and the vibrancy of South Terrace.
Photos by Dion Robeson
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