The Greenhouse | Blight Rayner Architecture

The Greenhouse is designed to be a ‘jewel box’ within the dense, high rise context of West Village. It is an 8 level office building located on an inner site originally intended as an apartment building but changed to offices in order to create increased daytime activation to the precinct. Its form is designed to act as an organic counterpoint to the adjacent historic, masonry St Peter’s Ice Cream building – the existing jewel of the precinct, so as to maintain its singular identity.

The building is elevated above basements and a ground level that already existed, creating a new upper ground level and laneway that adds to the precinct’s existing network. Using diagonal columns to land on existing load points, the building base recesses to create breathing space for the old factory and extensive greenery that enriches experience of the upper ground plane.

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