Jackson Teece was commissioned, in collaboration with Parsons Brinckerhoff, to develop a design proposal which would best utilise a parcel of land (currently a car park) adjacent to the International Hotel on Boundary Road, Spring Hill on the fringe of the Brisbane CBD.

This complex site, in a dense urban precinct, provided constraints which informed the design process throughout. The result is a considered proposal which sits comfortably within its environment. The 3000+ sq m development will consist of 33 apartments and streetfront retail tenancies.

The development will feature flow-through ventilation to all apartments, with a northerly aspect to most, and a five level central void naturally lit from above where suspended walkways will provide access to each apartment and where cool air can circulate.

The semi-permeable facade treatment of vertical louvres provides a sense of enclosure and privacy without completely segregating the occupants from the external environment. These louvres also provide solar control and articulation through their variable placement and colour.

The folded roof form is a sculptural response and will provide a welcome respite in a precinct where more utilitarian forms dominate.