Kingsborough - Warehouse |

2020 ACT Architecture Awards

Kingsborough - Warehouse | | Photographer: Brett Boardman

2020 ACT Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Kingsborough - Warehouse |

Residential Architecture | Multiple Housing

Warehouse is a radical departure from conventional ‘off the plan’ apartment living. Inspired by the Hundertwasser ideal of a tenant’s right of self expression, the project has been designed to evolve with its occupants, offering an affordable ‘warmshell’ chassis that can be tailored to meet resident’s changing needs. Bold and legible in form, Warehouse emphasises design rationality with elegant expression through material and structural efficiency.

Exploring new potential for affordable housing, Warehouse offers a more mainstream alternative to the Nightingale model demonstrating a ‘do it yourself ‘ apartment option that enables purchaser access to conventional bank finance without sacrificing affordability or innovation.

Warehouse re-evaluates how apartment building can be designed, constructed and configured in the Canberra context. The project delivers a socially sustainable apartment typology offering unlimited flexibility in fit out and living options. The richness, flamboyance and detail afforded individual fit outs is testament to a long term engagement with place.

Kingsborough - Warehouse | | Photographer: Brett Boardman

Client perspective:
How does the design benefit the way you live/work/play/operate/educate/other?

Located within Canberra’s Kingsborough community precinct, the Warehouse development was conceived as a completely new type of affordable residential accommodation in an increasingly cost sensitive market.

In collaboration with Judd Studio and the project team, we successfully delivered 41 flexible plan warm shell living modules using an innovative precast structural approach that avoided the need for scaffolding during construction.

Judd Studio were central in helping clients through the fit-out documentation process where our purchasers ceased the opportunities of self-designed fit outs.


Practice team

Nathan Judd – Design Architect

Nathan Watt – Project Architect


Construction Control – Builder

AWT Consulting Engineers -Structural Engineer

Vital Design – Civil Consultant

Vital Design – Hydraulic Consultant

Rudds – Electrical Consultant

Benmax – Mechanical Engineer

Brett Boardman – Photographer

Our partners

Principal Partner
Major National Partners
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners

​National Insurance Partner

National Media Partner

Chapter partners

Major Chapter Partner
Chapter Partners
Chapter Awards Partners
Awards Category Partners
People's Choice Partners