Archer Terraces, a new project in Sydney’s Roseville designed by Rothelowman is set to deliver a new standard of medium-density living to the tightly held area.
Located adjacent to a large heritage conservation zone, Archer Terraces aims to transform current resident perceptions associated with medium density projects.
The recently lodged development application utilises innovative design to enhance the liveability and overall experience of future residents.
Rothelowman Senior Associate David Thompson said recent multi-residential projects in the area have missed opportunities to acknowledge the existing community architecture and the interests of the community.
“Archer Terraces however is a truly unique project, responding specifically to the changing needs of residents and the existing architectural landscape. It’s a new type of urban infill,” he said.
Mr Thompson said the design of Archer Terraces seeks to create a modern apartment building that sensitively responds to the development pattern of the established suburb.
Crisp white render inspired from the Spanish mission dwellings, textured white brickwork reminiscent of a Californian bungalow, and fenestration detailing drawn from the federation styles will be incorporated into the 42 high-end apartments.
“Our design response through an exploration of local character and existing housing reiterates recurring architectural languages prevalent across the varied architectural styles within the suburb,” Mr Thompson said.
“By honouring the social, architectural and historical surrounds Archer Terraces will gel with and attract the local people.”
Archer Terraces will also emphasise neighbourly connections and a heightened sense of community through the integration of informal meeting spaces.
“From an early stage we focused on creating opportunities for that ‘handshake over the front fence’ moment, creating an opportunity for neighbours to have an informal greeting that encourages a strong community,” Mr Thompson said.
Other attributes including double height balconies, communal spaces on each floor, a ‘dining terrace’ with an internal climate controlled wine storage room and outdoor seating overlooking internal landscaped gardens, delivering opportunities for residents to interact with friends and neighbours.
Positioned 12 kilometres away from Sydney’s central building district, the appeal of Roseville is further solidified in its transport connections, close proximity to Chatswood Shopping Centre and the overall appearance of the neighbourhood.
Archer Terraces is scheduled for completion by mid 2018.