151 High Street, Prahran
Currently occupied by a heritage listed, two-storey brick building built in 1891, and altered in 1937 to accommodate retail frontage to High street, this former Sunday School has served as an important landmark to the community of Prahran.
The proposed development will create two distinct forms, maintaining the identity and history of the existing building and creating a new identity for the addition that will house 45 apartments over five floors. The unique architectural language and striking geometry of the gothic design has strongly informed our design of the residences which have a contemporary feel and boast all the luxuries and amenities today's discerning professional aspires to.
The south and east heritage façades of the Gothic Revival building will be conserved and utilised as the primary entrance point to the development, providing ground and first floor commercial offerings and community amenity. the existing building is translated into the new addition, drawing on form, geometry and composition to sympathetically stitch the old to the new. The new building is deliberately conceived as a singular addition to minimise visual clutter and celebrate the purity of both components. Sympathetic material choices celebrate the craftsmanship and design of both buildings.