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22-JUL-2009 MiekeWAMinkjan

22 K2 Apartments

Melbourne, Australia

The K2 apartments are a sustainable and social responsible housing project.
More then half of the 96 apartments are built for people with a disability.
The buildings are positioned on the east west axe to receive the maximum northern winter sun and use solar hot water.
They are built with non-toxic materials (for example, all pipe work is PVC free) and recycled and plantation timbers.
The buildings have a built-in grey water-recycling unit that is used for toilets and irrigation.

Forty years ago the Housing Commission copied the UK-style of social housing, you can see this in the picture below.

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laceyrockwell8327-Jan-2015 15:22
I love how these apartments have so many windows! I am sure that the inside is filled with natural light. I like that the top floor has lots of plants! If I had that much sunshine in my apartment, I would put out lots plants in the window sill.
cits_4_pets23-Jul-2009 05:34
Nice shot showing these apts. Quite unusual with the solar panels that look to power individual apts.
Walter Otto Koenig23-Jul-2009 00:27
Very interesting architecture with all these unusual angles. Interesting information too.
Guest 23-Jul-2009 00:01
an aglomaration of many shapes, really keeps the eyes searching.
Cindi Smith22-Jul-2009 23:36
Interesting design. I kinda like is different. Love all the angles and lines.
Guest 22-Jul-2009 21:07
An interesting project, Mieke!
I like it.
laine22-Jul-2009 19:44
Certainly they have removed the cold isolation of the old housing buildings of 50 yrs ago
Kerry Tingley22-Jul-2009 15:02
Wonderful! I'll take a unit.
Astrid Taen22-Jul-2009 14:56
Thanks for sharing this socially responsible housing. Great commentary.
Azlin Ahmad22-Jul-2009 14:22
So there's still hope! Thanks for sharing!
Yvonne22-Jul-2009 12:46
What an interesting set of apartments, great to see the solar panels & read
about the efforts to curb polution and save water.
Maaike Huizer22-Jul-2009 09:49
What a great social project.
Jeff Lobaugh22-Jul-2009 09:30
Interesting architecture. Lots of solar here!
Barbara Heide22-Jul-2009 08:08
interesting project!