The Mc07 Apartments are an adaptive reuse of an existing brick warehouse in Orange, NSW. The brief calls for two apartments and a ground floor retail space, working within the existing distinctive red brick warehouse walls.
This project represents a typology that is just starting to be explored in Orange, that of high-end multi-residential living.
The design is unique in its scale and level of finish. The apartments have been carefully sited to take advantage of views, aspect and the existing building fabric. Both benefit from large terraces, 3 bedrooms, and generous living spaces. Key elements are the custom black steel façade blades which run along both street frontages. These provide privacy and sun protection, whilst also providing a distinctive, almost industrial, visual identity to the development.
Source was also responsible for the interior design, with a refined, natural material palette used throughout.
The large ground floor retail space will mesh with the emerging lifestyle precinct along McNamara Street.
The scheme is quite different to the typical efficiencies-driven approach of metropolitan apartment design. In the McNamara apartments, care has been taken to make a positive and valuable contribution to Orange’s streetscape and building stock. A regional centre, like Orange, has unique requirements and this design focuses on meeting these.
The apartments are currently on the market and construction will commence shortly.
- Location: Orange, NSW
- Commence construction: early 2022
- Services by Source Architects: Architecture, Interior Design, Styling
- 3D imagery: Pair Studio
- Landscape by Sala4d