The brief was to provide a mixed use development comprising 1 single house, 2 apartments, and a café. Being located in a prominent location along a busy Hwy presented a mixture of positive and negative attributes. Traffic noise being one of major issues to resolve.

The design celebrates the café on the corner of the site by way of a large two storey curtain wall facade. This brings interest and intrigue to the site and activates the streetscape, whilst also acting as buffer to the traffic noise for the residential component of the development beyond.

The client, based overseas, relied upon Motus to undertake not only design but project management as well. Motus successfully negotiated increases to the allowable building density and changes of use for the site which resulted in a significant scale of development on a small 600sqm site.