Brighton, Victoria

Flat WHYTE is far from flat. Three dwellings occupy the space of what was two 1950's dwellings. A site that was not deep, the project inherits its name from a desire to provide three dimension depth to a facade. The facade, a series of cubes that are separated by slivers of glass that run through the roof, becomes a play of setbacks that mediate between the location of two adjoining properties.

The materials are raw render, minimizing painting with timber accents to provide a softer interface and a subtle suggestion of what lies within.

The project represents a sense of optimism about medium density development: a firm stance that compact need not mean compromised or reduced, neither in finish, space or architectural appeal.

The project is the winner of the Best Multiunit Development 2010 and Best Multiunit Construction 2010.