Cubik development

"Cirqua creates a new living environment for East Ivanhoe, providing a strong sense of address for tenants whilst maintaining a street rhythm and scale that stitches the project into its context"
- Simon
- Simon
"As the dwellings were conceived of ‘homes’ rather than ‘product’ resulting in larger apartments, diversity of type, large balconies and generous landscaping"
- Simon
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Cirqua Apartments

Cirqua Apartments

Creating homes rather than products in the apartment market

Cirqua creates a new living environment for East Ivanhoe, providing a strong sense of address for tenants whilst maintaining a street rhythm and scale that stitches the project into its context. The dwellings were conceived of ‘homes’ rather than ‘product’ resulting in larger apartments, diversity of type, large balconies and generous landscaping.

In addition, Cirqua is designed to carefully consider accessibility and passive environmental performance with all apartments’ bedrooms and living areas having direct access to natural light and ventilation. Generous glazing maximises connections to the surrounding garden, with significant landscaping integrated into the design, capturing the ‘Garden City’ essence of Ivanhoe. Through careful analysis of the existing context, the building design draws on the materiality and expression of local, historical housing types and reinterprets them in a contemporary manner. Similarly, the building facades are highly articulated to reduce the overall building’s mass and present a smaller scale development to the street.

For

Cubik

Sector

Multi-Residential

Status

Completed

Year

2017

Location

Ivanhoe East, Vic, Australia

Status

Complete

Selected Awards

2018 Architizer A+ Award, Popular Choice and Jury Winner, Multi Unit Housing - Low Rise(1-4 Floors)
2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards, High Commendation, Multi Residential
2017 IDEA Awards, Shortlisted, Multi Residential and Sustainability
2017 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards, Shortlisted, Multi Residential

Photographer

Peter Bennetts
Shannon McGrath