Slide 251. Portman Place Renewal of entrance to aging apartment block: developing the relationship between threshold and the resident community. Cross-block-cross Portman 251. Portman Place Portman Cross-block-cross Residential Projects - Multi-Unit - Additions & Alterations Residential Projects - Multi-Unit - Additions & Alterations

Portman Place

ERF 228. Melrose. Johannesburg. South Africa.

Client: Portman Place Trustees
Program: ResidentialMulti UnitAdditions & Alterations
Status: Design Development – July 2018
Value: – – –
Area: N / A

The brief by the Body Corporate of the 1960’s apartment block was for the renewal and modernization of the entrance and reception areas. While maintaining the existing footprint and facade, the internal space was reconfigured to include a reception desk, seating area and community coffee station. These sought to create a welcoming, interactive entry into the block.

Extending the original brief, a further intervention was included to generate a sense of threshold at the entrance point and also to extend its relationship with the street. A graduation of privacy, moving from the public forum of the street to the privacy of the entrance was carefully considered and implemented. 

#EntranceLobby #Welcome #ThresholdExperience #AdditionsAndAlterations @UrbanSignature_
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Portman Place

ERF 228. Melrose. Johannesburg. South Africa.

Client: Portman Place Trustees
Program: ResidentialMulti UnitAdditions & Alterations
Status: Design Development – July 2018
Value: – – –
Area: N / A

The brief by the Body Corporate of the 1960’s apartment block was for the renewal and modernization of the entrance and reception areas. While maintaining the existing footprint and facade, the internal space was reconfigured to include a reception desk, seating area and community coffee station. These sought to create a welcoming, interactive entry into the block.

Extending the original brief, a further intervention was included to generate a sense of threshold at the entrance point and also to extend its relationship with the street. A graduation of privacy, moving from the public forum of the street to the privacy of the entrance was carefully considered and implemented. 

#EntranceLobby #Welcome #ThresholdExperience #AdditionsAndAlterations @UrbanSignature_