“Olea Residence designed by C&K Architecture is situated at 44-54 Kambrook Road, Caulfield North the design brief for Olea Residence was to provide an architectural solution which complemented both the existing neighbourhood character and street presence of Caulfield North, whilst delivering an individual and luxurious architectural addition to the site. Photography courtesy of C&K Architecture.
The client required the design response to have a boutique feel whilst appealing to a wide range of potential buyers with the inclusion of various sized townhouses and apartments. The success of Olea Residences depended on a stand out architectural resolution to attract investors and owners alike. Key elements were the incorporation of green spaces, the successful integration of indoor/outdoor living areas and the privacy of residences thus ensuring a personal feel despite dwelling in a residential development.
Prior to the commencement careful examination of the brief, site and the surrounding area were undertaken. The existing neighbourhood character was observed along with the site aspect to deliver a response appropriate to the locality and one which celebrated green space and the sites northern orientation. Our approach was to maintain a harmonious relationship between the building and landscape design, aiming to maximise the thermal and light conditions of the site and produce functional organised dwelling spaces with natural flow. Careful consideration was given to the constraints of the sites size and shape, which was key when devising the placement of the building mass. This process resulted in the inclusion of 2 secured basement parking levels, 7 townhouses, 54 one, two and three-bedroom apartments around a pivotal central courtyard. Adopting this ratio helped preserve the integrity of the design without compromising on resident’s lifestyle, one of the challenges we worked to overcome. This will maximise the return on investment for the client by delivering a quality product as opposed to one of high density living.”