22/06/2004 - 22:00

Multiple Residential Award - Colin Moore

22/06/2004 - 22:00


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Multiple Residential Award - Colin Moore




Colin Moore for 27-33 Rupert Street Subiaco.


Colin Moore has long been interested in Subiaco and its development, so, when he was offered the opportunity to do something unique in Rupert Street, he built a product for which there would be strong demand.

Mr Moore said the challenge he was offered was to create something that would work both from an architectural point and a business point of view.

“I have always had a lot of faith in that street, and the old block had 10 one-bedroom flats which had really run their course,” Mr Moore said.

“I believed the area was good enough to withstand, and had a need for expensive, proper sized houses on small pieces of land.

“It really caters for people with busy lifestyles and increases the choice available to people in Subiaco.

“It is an urban dwelling for the 21st century rather than a suburban dwelling.

Five green-title houses are now on the site and form a terrace in the cul-de-sac near the centre of Subiaco.

Owners include prominent Western Australian business woman, Janet Holmes a Court.

The judges at this year’s WA Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards noted that the houses display sound planning economics and a spatial organisation that allows light to permeate all areas when needed.

“Some calculated risks were taken with the location of kitchen and dining spaces and these have paid off in the context of the relationship to the entry courtyard and the street,” the judges said.

“A semi-basement provides an additional internal and external living space and a user friendly escape, while throughout the development a consistent palette of quality materials has been employed, and detailing is of a high standard.”


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