• Location Como
  • Developer Alocasia Property
  • Year of Completion 2021
  • Site Area 1062sqm
  • No. of Residential 20

A refined, design driven approach

Alocasia Residences is a boutique apartment building located on a leafy residential street within the suburb of Como. Ideally situated within walking distance to Canning Bridge Station and nearby Neil McDougall Park, Alocasia Residences was one of the first projects to be approved and constructed under the newly gazetted Canning Bridge Activity Centre framework.

Through well-considered planning, the building is uncompromising in providing a high standard of living and wellness to residents. Apartments on all floors are orientated towards the northern aspect to allow for an abundance of natural daylight into dwellings. Residences on the east and western faces of the building are designed to take advantage of their dual aspect with living and dining areas flanking a generous corner balcony. Aging in place was also integral to the design philosophy of the building, apartments are equipped with wider doorways and larger bathrooms to ensure the development caters to a diverse range of future residents.

The entry lobby is conceived as a ‘fernery,’ a garden space that brokers the transition between the building and its surrounding environment. To this extent it has been orientated north allowing for natural light as you enter the building as well as an outlook for residents into the public realm. The circulation corridor, located on the southern edge of the building, is sheltered from direct sun and has been opened for natural ventilation through use of glass louvres.

A key principle of the design is the integration of delicate, curtain-like screening on the north, east and west facades which provides a layered and nuanced interface with the external environment. Harsh direct sunlight and gusty winds are gently
filtered through these screens, providing comfort to outdoor spaces and encouraging their use throughout the year. The unique, folding geometry of the screens negated the need for additional sub-structure and allowed the façade to appear light and delicate in appearance. These screens also curate views of the surrounding environment, framing and layering the outlook from each apartment.

Alocasia was awarded a Commendation in the 2022 WA Architecture Awards for Medium Density Development.