qubec is a luxurious low density residential development designed for Stable Properties in the lower North Shore suburb of Newport. Containing 18 boutique 3-bedroom townhouses, each home is designed with sophistication, refinement, sustainability, smart connectivity and energy efficiency in mind.
Sitting between Pittwater to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, the development boasts stunning views to the water and green spaces. A smart, sustainable development, qubec features next generation appliances and technologies with an on site solar power plant, collectively committing to low net, low cost energy usage. Each townhouse is equipped with solar power and battery storage for optimum efficiency and sustainability whilst changing how consumers source energy.
Meeting the challenge of a steeply slopping site dense with vegetation, the nettletontribe team played with massing and form to create staggered and stepped townhouse blocks of different lengths. These forms mimic the surrounding existing single dwellings and retail store massing, seamlessly integrating with the site context. After extensive arborist evaluation and discussion of planning options, the settled scheme recreates existing greenery with a common landscaped area that retains the existing matured trees in the centre of the site. Shaping the townhouses arrangement around this provided a beautiful foliage backdrop when viewing the built forms from the two main street frontages.
Residents are provided on site parking with two basement car parks accessible from the respective main street frontages. Moving the parking to the basement allows the overall building massing to be lowered and enables all townhouses to be designed with an accessible roof top terrace, whilst meeting the strict height limit and requirements of the client’s brief. Each private rooftop terrace includes a barbeque and edible garden to further blend the divide between indoor and outdoor living.
- Stable Properties