138 Barcom Ave, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
This is an architectural showcase piece from Australian architect Ian Moore. Recently a flat came up for sale inside of this building and sold for $1.6 million and another for $930,000. The design is ultra contemporary and there are panels that move in and out to create different spaces inside each unit. It really does look like a cool place to live.
From Ian Moore Architects: “The building was conceived as a transitional element in the streetscape, between a six storey commercial building to the east and single storey terrace houses to the west. The shape of the site dictated that the building be broken down into 4 distinct elements, one a stand alone building on the secondary street frontage, another on the western part of the site is linked by a common walkway to the major element, that is in turn divided into 2 discrete parts. A lower level L shaped range of apartments forms a podium, above which a staggered mass cantilevers from a recessed transfer structure. The serrated plan of this upper section is generated by angling the apartments to face north.
Completing this heavily articulated building form is a translucent white glass stair tower adjoining the main entry and a 3 level walkway giving access to the units, which is enclosed over much of its length by external aluminium louvres providing protection from the western sun, as well as natural ventilation.”
- A few photos credit Belle Property in Australia, the rest are Ian Moore
- 138 Barcom Ave, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia