Awarded as the best multi-housing project in Australia, Knutsford seeks to reinforce the social, cultural and historical sense of Fremantle.
The project comprises approximately 90 dwellings built over 1.6 hectares with a wide variety of accommodation options, from single homes and townhouses to grouped dwellings and apartments.
The design approach is about creating a new generation of living; one that delivers a diverse, contemporary and vibrant extension that is still distinctly ‘Fremantle.’
With Fremantle architects Spaceagency leading the design team, this urban infill project adopts a genuinely site-specific response to the surrounding topography, geology and flora, creating a strong sense of place and identity.
WA Architecture Awards - The Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture (2016)
National Architecture Awards - Frederick Romberg Award Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing (2016)
All housing typologies were developed with adaptability, sustainability and flexibility in mind.
With car parking, crossovers and garages housed in the laneways, the street elevations maintain a strong architectural presence and connection with primary spaces such as living rooms and courtyards.
From single residential dwellings and townhouses to grouped dwellings and apartments, all homes are designed to maximise solar access, with ‘upside- down’ configurations providing main living rooms and terraces on the first floor and flexible living spaces on the ground floor.