VISTA – Chatswood
This shop-top housing development located on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Wilson Street aims to strongly define its corner location and create a landmark character. Throughout the building there are 42 apartments predominantly consisting of one or two bedrooms. In order to comply with council regulations this development sets itself back between 6m and 3m on respective boundaries and provides two storeys of retail space. Above these retail levels lie the 6 storeys of residential apartments, the upper 2 levels of which are substantially setback to create a tiered building form and to reduce the overall scale and bulk of the development. Aesthetically, a series of strategic step-backs and framing elements reduce the bulk and add articulation to the building façade whilst deliberately addressing solar and ‘private open space’ considerations.