The SODA Apartments represent the outcome of an ideal relationship between architect, builder and developer. A shared enlightened attitude towards the delivery of inner city dwellings within an existing heritage building shell, SODA apartments culminates in a 13-unit apartment building over 4 storeys.
85% of the dwellings have a northernly orientation and all dwellings have cross-ventilation. Apartment sizes range from 52 to 140sqm. Unique solutions were developed throughout the overall design to optimise the ability to deliver small yet cleverly resolved spatial challenges.The tight site configuration resulted in unusual apartment configurations; for example: 2-storey maisonettes were designed with living areas elevated to the upper floor for northerly access to the living areas and outdoor terraces, whilst bedrooms are located below with unique ‘periscope’ windows designed to overcome issues of acoustics, fire protection, privacy and security.