Behind The Build – Allura Jervis Bay

Interview with Architect, Rahina Wahid - KANNFINCH


Client: FYVE
Architect: KANNFINCH
Contract Type: Design and Construct
Project Manager: Braxton Shamon

Why was this location chosen at Huskisson?

The site was chosen by the client as a well located investment development opportunity in Huskisson being in close proximity to the foreshore and village amenity. It offers It offers many positive attributes for the end-user providing value for money.

Who is the target market for the development?

The target market was mainly investors and sea changers looking for a quality lifestyle in the scenic Jervis Bay Area.

Did the site present any challenges for you?

There were a few challenges with this site as the client brief required two separate buildings with equal yields in both the blocks. Also, orientation to views was to be maximised, whilst ensuring compliance with the planning controls and Achitectural Design Guidelines. The constraints and challenges were creatively addressed to develop a well-articulated and interesting built form, with efficient apartment layouts.

Which elements of the design do you admire the most?

The high level of amenity and the outlook to the apartments, along with the central courtyard space that provides a beautiful green break between the two blocks. The use of materiality and articulation of the building facades has come together nicely and provides a pleasing aesthetic along the street frontages.

Was sustainability considered in the design?

Sustainability is always an integral part of the design and incorporated in various ways such as: Ensuring the building meets energy and water efficiency standards, designing apartments to maximise sunlight and ventilation. Using low-maintenance materials, and choosing construction materials that reduce heating and cooling costs.

How has the journey of working with the Binah team been for you?

The experience of working with Binah has been a thoroughly positive enjoyable process from the outset through to completion. Their skill and build quality for Allura speaks volumes about their experience and capability. I look forward to working with Binah on future projects. 

Rahina Wahid – Associate  – KANNFINCH