Photographer: Peter Clarke

QV8 - Winner of the 2015 Houses Award for Sustainability. With 2.4m - 2.6m ceiling heights, and gripped between a commercial plinth with multi-storey car park and a residential tower above, By establishing luxuriously deep north facing balconies and circulation edged with vegetation, QV8 will flourish over time to create a ‘green band,’ providing lush material relief amongst the hard- edged streetscape. 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.