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DUO Home+Travel | North Street

Welcome to our home – Liam, Albie and the bike shed. Highly textured materials such as timbers are located at ground level which are very robust. Low maintenance materials such as colorbond were used in areas out of reach by a standard ladder.


ince establishing HIP V.HYPE in 2002, Liam has refined a design led approach to business that seeks to shape and enhance the social, environmental and economic fabric of our cities through informed, responsive and collaborative design and development solutions. Liam designed and built 1 North Street as an opportunity to test a number of design concepts and construction details

first hand. The result is a contemporary yet respectful townhouse style project completed in 2013. The project comprises a 3 bedroom, 1 car townhouse with a roof deck to the corner of Albion Street and North Street with a smaller 2 bedroom, 1 car townhouse fronting North Street. The concept at the heart of the project was to utilise a restrained design lead approach to increasing density on a typical 300sqM

Brunswick block. The challenge was to strike a balance between efficient use of the site, user-centered design, integration with the street and affordability. Selling the rear smaller townhouse during construction enabled the project to be financed and resulted in a more affordable home for Liam and his partner Katya Crema. On the following page is an excerpt from an interview with HIP V. HYPE Founder Liam Wallis.

DUOMagazine August 2017


Duo Magazine August 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community.