Neo Apartments

Grafton, Auckland

Three sides of the site bound private property so are not available for
outlook. Only the south west boundary is available for outlook and as the
street boundary is ideally fronted by apartments to give an active edge.
Various plan forms were reviewed to meet the requirements of providing
an active street frontage as well as giving bigger units access to the sun
and views.
The adopted form has a row of smaller apartments facing Madeira Lane.
This is backed by a ‘U’ shaped run of larger units orinentated to the
North maximnising sunlight and amenity. In the event the adjacent site is
developed all these units would still have access to sunlight and look over
a courtyard that is over 20m wide and over 20m deep. This being as wide
as a large street reserve.