Gloucester Apartments - Young Architects | ArchiPro

Gloucester Apartments

  • The building structure was kept lightweight so that we didn’t need to invest too much into the foundations on the technical site
  • Symmetrical setout of the buildings form and glazing aided the low cost
  • The aesthetic is an interpretation of the “Christchurch Style” that has been devastated by the earthquakes, using lightweight flexible materials. Forms are framed in black, with the structure also being expressed through the black frame. Panels of glazing and cladding are symmetrical and focus on their proportions.
  • The exterior materials are able to weather without maintenance in a tenancy situation, and will still maintain their beauty and architectural contrast
  • Interior layouts were kept simple and uncluttered, maximising the useable floor area, and focusing on the outdoor courtyards
  • Full height expansive glazing, and a neutral palette aim to make the spaces feel larger than they are


  • 4x 2 bedroom apartments
  • Centrally located carports and storage
  • Cost effective construction for a poor quality site
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