Hertford Street, Fitzroy
Comprising five homes within a tiered sculptural façade, Hertford Street encapsulates DesignOffice’s considered approach to buildings and interiors. With visual clarity and simplicity at the heart of the design, the homes are guided by equal consideration for how they will feel and function.
The custom timber cladding that forms the façade was prototyped by DesignOffice, the goal being to unify the individual upper levels and facilitate north-facing screening. The single material skin provides cohesion to the outward shape of Hertford Street, while subtle accents—such as curves and radiuses—ensure that each home reads as a separate entity.
Intended to offer quiet and calm, dwellings are accessed privately from a bluestone laneway or via inconspicuous entries on the building’s east side.
Houses Awards 2018:
Urban Developer Awards 2018:
Winner (Development of the Year, In-fill residential)
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) 2018:
Shortlist (Medium Density)
Architecture and Interiors: DesignOffice
Construction: Milieu Built
Completed photography: Scottie Cameron
Construction photography: Morgan Hickinbotham
Marketing illustration: Russell Bryant
Marketing: Studio Hi Ho
Site survey photography: Emma McEvoy