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Cairns Street


Adelaide City

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Cairns Street


Adelaide City

City Living, City Lounging


Cairns Street Townhouses

Live (2010)

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Australian Institute of Architects - Commendation (Residential – Multiple Housing) 2010

 

A townhouse development proposed for a small street off the inner-Adelaide boulevard of Hutt Street presented a typical challenge: the multiple constraints of streetscape, heritage, planning requirements and developer-driven budget restrictions. It had been a familiar scenario for Tectvs throughout its almost 20-year involvement in the sea-change shift in Adelaide from suburban houses to smaller dwellings in medium-density developments.

Cairns Street Townhouses provide small scale, award winning housing to the inner city of Adelaide

Cairns Street Townhouses provide small scale, award winning housing to the inner city of Adelaide

Throughout the construction of the townhouses, Tectvs was able to draw upon its relationship with the sensitivities of historic and small-scale inner-suburb neighbourhoods to develop an exciting solution to a restrictive site that would go on to become an award winner.


The Australian Institute of Architects Awards Jury noted that the planning and budgetary constraints had actually worked together, "Married by the skill and persistence of the Architect, to achieve an outcome which is exemplary in its execution"


Tectvs designed a contextually familiar yet contemporary presence to the street, which opened up to a two-storey rear. A central courtyard acted to cross-ventilate and expand interior spaces, and careful consideration of the space between spaces promoted flexible living areas. Achieving an active street engagement as well as useable front rooms provided a unique blend of modern living and local development plan aspirations. 

Cairns Street townhouses are an example of city living done right: a well reasoned division between living and sleeping spaces, abundance of natural light and modern finishings. 

Open plan kitchen and living areas create flexible social spaces

Open plan kitchen and living areas create flexible social spaces