Joshua Farkash & Associates Pty Ltd
Joshua Farkash & Associates P/L is a specialist Architectural and Urban Design consultancy, committed to achieving our clients’ objectives and offering a high level of personal service. Our desire is to create elegant and functional architectural statements which fulfill the clients’ needs and are a specific response to the constraints and opportunities presented by its site. Our core values are a strong commitment to: ■ Customer service, ■ Rigorous quality control and ■ Functional design solutions
Joshua Farkash & Associates Pty Ltd on Google Maps
Apartments at Double Bay.
Carlotta Road, Double Bay, 2009
This steep, wedge-shaped site presented significant challenges for the design team. Conversely the Architects identified many opportunities; most notably expansive views to the west and the possibility of individual private garden spaces. Three single level garden apartments sit atop a basement level podium housing parking and storage. Individual apartments are accessed via a spacious Entry Foyer to the northern side which leads to the elevator that serves all levels. Every apartment features generous living areas and has its own private swimming or plunge pool and ground level private outdoor space. The upper-most apartment has exclusive access to the expansive roof deck affording panoramic views to the west. Within each apartment here is a clear separation between the entertaining area, with a generous balcony, and the sleeping areas. A curved glass wall responds to the sweep of the view and imparts a distinctive character to the building form. A high degree of articulation and modulation is evident to all facades achieved through the use of balconies, a mixture of window sizes and natural stone cladding.
Eight Apartments at Wollstonecraft
Morton Street, Wollstonecraft, 2009
Built on a modest budget these apartments are the result of close collaboration between the Architect and Builder/Developer. On a tight urban site the architects have managed to accommodate eight light and airy apartments. Situated within a street of three to four storey apartment buildings this relatively narrow, gently sloping site presented many challenges to the design team. Most notable among these were Council requirements for angled setback planes. However the design manages to avoid appepearing to be an overly diagrammatic reflection of these. The building’s essentially rectilinear form is articulated into horizontal bands imparting a human scale and giving a contemporary appearance. Although the building’s design is overtly contemporary, it is sympathetic to adjoining and surrounding buildings in relation to colour, scale, materials and character.