59 France Street, designed by architects Paul Brown & Associates, is a striking building with a timeless blend of late 1940’s warehouse and contemporary architecture, constructed in durable and honest materials. The external strategy is transfused internally to be cool and enduring, creating edgy living solutions for modern individuals.
The history of the area is set within the blue-collar warehouses and workshops once populating the surrounding streets. The modernist structure is designed with a unique concrete and panelled facade, with black shuttered vertical detailing. These two aspects create a unifying contrast, bringing the building into the future of the neighbourhood, while referencing its history.
Litecrete lightweight precast spandrels, each spanning two bays of windows with in-built windowsills, were installed onto the structure prior to the installation of the brick facing veneer. 40% lighter than standard precast, Litecrete contributed to reducing the overall deadload on this iconic-looking structure.