Fieldwork | 墨尔本“透气”公寓楼
Melbourne architecture studio Fieldwork sought to create community-focused living spaces within a mesh-covered apartment block in the city’s Fitzroy neighbourhood.Spread over four levels, the Nth Fitzroy apartment block by Fieldwork comprises of nine one-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom apartments.
Designed to be “spacious, breathable and community-focused”, the apartment block is cloaked in a veil of expanded metal mesh. It has integrated operable shutters, which allow parts of the building’s facade to open and close throughout the day in accordance with the weather and seasons.
The mesh facade provides privacy and enhances the building’s thermal performance by creating shade and reducing heat on glazed surfaces, while also diffusing sunlight.At night the mesh creates a warm filtered glow from within, which the architect likens to candlelight.
A central open-air atrium connects the apartments with shared walkways and greenery-filled communal areas, which are intended to provide opportunities for social interaction and foster well-being. The atrium also provides further cross flow ventilation and creates a sense of permeability within the block.
Inside the apartments, this sense of space is enhanced by 2.8 metre-high exposed concrete ceilings.
The studio took a maximalist approach to styling in order to create a lived-in feel while complementing the apartment’s architectural bones. Clever storage solutions were incorporated to maximise living space where possible.It was also important that the space be filled with an abundance of greenery.
绿植设计：Loose Leaf & MALA Studio
摄影：Rory Gardiner & Sean Fennessy