15 Bowden Street
The robust rectilinear forms and the perforated mesh skin of 15 Bowden Street, Alexandria, give it a machine – like character and speak of the extensive industrial heritage of the site and the locality. This interplay of utility and lyricism is also expressed in the interior, where a muted palette of concrete and glass is explored within a grove of free open space for commonality, personalisation and collaboration. The service core is positioned on the edge of the floor plate, allowing for an efficient grid of concrete columns with fanned capitals that provide breathing space for work and play, while sheltering areas for meeting and recreation. This notion of breathing space is further explored along the street-side, with generous planting proposed to provide landscaping for passers by and a view for users within.
We are working on this project in collaboration with BVN Architecture.