QV8 - designed as a green oasis amongst the harsh unforgiving urban landscape of inner-city Melbourne. The site was gripped between a commercial plinth with multi-storey car park and a residential tower above, QV8 is the adaptation of a disused car parking level into 8 bespoke apartments. The project is an opportune appropriation of an environmentally counter-intuitive typology: the inner city car park, and provides a new precedent for urban infill housing. By establishing deep north-facing balconies and circulation edged with vegetation, QV8 will flourish over time, providing lush material relief amongst a hard-edged streetscape.
Winner of the 2015 Houses Award for Sustainability.