iredale pedersen hook

melford court

This project is the first in a series that investigate the potential to renovate Perth’s excellent stock of late modernist apartment buildings predominately designed by architects Krantz and Sheldon in the 50’s and 60’s. At Melford Court we seek to maximize plot ratio on the under-utilised site through the construction of a new ‘sister building’ increasing the number of apartments by 10 and re-investing the associated profitbback into the existing property for the benefit of all occupants. The new building slides past the existing to sneak a view of the Swan River and a new carpark is located at the rear. Precast concrete is used in an affordable but intriguing manner, where texture, colour, alignment and perforations form associations withthe existing architecture.