apartment renovation

transformation of a dilapidated brown brick building into modern, environmentally sustainable apartments


this project involved transforming a dilapidated noosa brown brick building into modern, environmentally sustainable apartments.  the building was reconfigured so that each apartment has a private subtropical courtyard on the north and south side of the building. this enables all the rooms to open onto these courtyard spaces and benefit from natural light and cross ventilation without losing any privacy. the new design ensures the apartments will be cool in summer and warm in winter and reduce the need for mechanical cooling and heating.  the design also includes a range of environmentally sustainable initiatives, such as water tanks and efficient hot water units. these items combined with a new subtropical landscape will reduce the overall energy demands and running costs of the apartments.

architect: david teeland
photography: patrick oberem
builder: j & d campbell