The Flo Apartments by Psaros forms part of the “Springs Rivervale” development situated between Graham Farmer Freeway and Great Eastern Highway/Brighton Road immediately adjacent to the Swan River.
As a new development largely uninfluenced by surrounding built form, this high quality development is considered to be a key catalyst in the early growth of the Rivervale Precinct, making a thoughtful and valuable contribution towards establishing the Precinct as a safe and mixed use area
The 86 dwelling residential development comprises of 43 x 1-Beds, 23 x 2-Bed 1-Bath and 20 x 2-Bed 2-Bath dwellings, organized around a landscaped courtyard incorporating communal facilities creating a resort-style setting able to be used by all residents, year round. The apartments are arranged over five levels incorporating private ground floor terraces and functional upper floor balconies to provide visual interest to the façades and surveillance to the streets.
The building orientation and façade elements are designed to encourage plenty of natural daylight, sun screening and ventilation to ensure the building not only contributes positively to energy efficiency, but also creates comfortable internal living environments for residents. North, east and
west facing balconies are provided with sliding louvres to offer a dynamic response to weather conditions and to optimise solar access and create an evolving ‘living’ façade detail and a high level of visual interest to the building.
The development proposes the use of contemporary high quality and robust materials, ensuring a durable development through time. Selected materials, colours and finishes for the facades of the development include timber cladding, laser cut patterned perforated metal screening, glass balustrades, AFS/patterned precast concrete, and light-coloured painted concrete surfaces.
Psaros is committed to including sustainable initiatives within its developments and the proposed development will use an appropriate combination of the following measures to ensure that the overall energy demand of apartments represents a saving of 50% against an average new dwelling in Perth:
- Solar PV: sized to available roof space and demand requirements;
- Renewable energy to hot water supply: Solar thermal, geothermal, heat recovery and/or heat pumps to supplement domestic water energy requirements;
- Energy efficient appliances: High MEPs ratings for appliances, installed as standard in new units;
- Energy monitoring: To inform occupants and encourage behaviour change;
- Improved thermal performance: Above BCA minimum requirements with solar passive design, increased insulation spec and high thermal mass; and
- High efficiency heating and cooling systems: High EER / COP air source heat pumps, centralised three pipe VRV systems or geothermal heat pumps.
Completed June 2015
Lot 1008 (no. 2) Rowe Avenue, Rivervale (The Springs)
Paul Jones, Ian Hart, Anna Vuckovic
Masterplanning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Administration, Interior design
Danny Psaros and/or Peter Dash (both Psaros Group)
Number of Levels
6-Storey Residential Building
A mix of 1-Bed and 2-Bed Dwellings, Communal Garden with edible gardens, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium and BBQ Facilities
Construction / Materials
Permanent Formwork System (Ritek, AFS or equivalent), Modwood cladding, Aluminium privacy screens
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Rowe Avenue, Rivervale, Perth