Student Accomodation - Joondalup | AJ+C
This student accommodation project was completed in 2015. Located in Joondalup, WA; approximately 30 minutes drive north of Perth, as part of the Edith Cowen University Campus. The East side of the complex faces onto extensive scrubland on the banks of Joondalup Lake, and the West towards the Campus.
AJ+C wanted to create a dynamic space for students with open communal spaces and a mix of shared living quarters as well as private. I was heavily involved in the entire DA and CC documentation, and continue to be involved now that the project is under construction. We designed the apartments as repetitive modules, utilising just one layout for wet areas as well as kitchen / living / study joinery, which was positioned accordingly in each apartment.
I collaborated with many of the material combinations and specifications. Externally we chose playful earthy toned brick patterns which create an ‘old city wall’ that fronts onto the scrubland, while above the main entry bright coloured window shades of different sizes pepper the façades, protruding at different angles and animating this corner.