Type: Mixed-Use Residential
Location: Bulwer St, Highgate
Budget: 11 Million
Status: Completed 2014
Luxton apartments are sited on Bulwer Street in Highgate at the base of the Mount Lawley retail / cappuccino strip. The project consists of 44 apartments over 5 levels with retail tenancies to the street and a roof deck with panoramic city views on the roof. Two extra floors were realised through demonstrating design excellence to the local authority. This was justified through dividing the building into two segments and subtracting volumes from the east and west, thus allowing cross ventilation and access to northern light.
Stuart green, a local artist was engaged to work collaboratively with MJA to design the rear car park screening. The installation titled ‘strato’ creates a dynamic façade overlooking the council car park and is back lit at night creating interest visible from the laneway and nearby Beaufort street.