123 House seeks to provide my clients and the local community with a new building that sits comfortably in the suburb as though this building has been born from its surroundings. My clients owned and ran an Ampol service station on this site for thirty years before decommissioning the service station and subdividing the site while maintaining the site on the corner for themselves.
Memory of the former petrol station is embodied in the building fabric through various means such as the detailed concrete projections which reference the old Ampol logo, the use of coloured glass which references the colours of petrol and engine oil, the balustrade inspired by the spokes of the wheel and the letterbox that sits upon a vehicle suspension spring to the delight of the owners & the postie.
The articulated building mass and roofscape allow highlight windows to bathe the interior spaces with winter sunlight.
Neil Cownie, Design Architect
Neil Cownie, Interior Designer
Neil Cownie, Project Architect
Cenit Group, Structural Engineer