Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio

The Coppin Street apartments, dubbed the “Richmond six-pack”, reinterprets the 60’s era, predominantly brick apartments, dispersed throughout inner Melbourne. Replacing a dilapidated single dwelling, the site now accommodates 6 unique apartments, increasing density while returning to a previously popular housing typology.

Coppin street apartments / musk architecture studio
© Ben Hosking

The project successfully integrates multi-unit infill development within a single dwelling context. The raking roof form generated through solar modelling across this and neighbouring properties cloaks the dwellings providing a singular address to the street.

Coppin street apartments / musk architecture studio
© Ben Hosking
Coppin street apartments / musk architecture studio
© Ben Hosking

Internally, the first floor dwellings benefit from double height spaces with playful mezzanines, spatially redefining the apartment experience. Within the one-bedroom apartments, large sliding partitions allow for the personalisation of living environments and active control of light and ventilation.

Coppin street apartments / musk architecture studio
© Ben Hosking
Coppin street apartments / musk architecture studio
© Ben Hosking

Through considered design, this project positively contributes to housing diversity, the existing streetscape and the neighbourhood and acts as a model for future infill development.

Project Details:

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Area: 410 sqm
Architects: MUSK Architecture Studio
Photographs: Ben Hosking

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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