A very minimal range of materials for an urban redevelopment project
A very minimal range of materials for an urban redevelopment project
A very minimal range of materials for an urban redevelopment project

North Perth House is an urban infill project in the centre of Perth that offers a variety of interior spaces determined by a simple structural arrangement

Nic Brunsdon, in the design of North Perth House, uses precast concrete panels, both as a finish and as the structure of the building. By using this construction system, the project has been able to save on budget and on construction time, while maintaining the integrity of the design and the innovative aspects

A very minimal range of materials for an urban redevelopment project

There are only two types of panels in the project: one for the ground floor, running east-west, parallel to the street, and one for the first floor, running north-south facing the city. The four panels on the ground floor support the four on the first floor and fit together like a grid, being fixed by gravity with some lateral bracing

A very minimal range of materials for an urban redevelopment project

The use of materials is deliberately limited: rough concrete for the heavy, laborious elements, wood for intimate moments and a translucent material to counteract the entry of the sun to the east and west and make the light soft and pleasant in the interior spaces

A very minimal range of materials for an urban redevelopment project

Gallery