The Coppin Street apartments, dubbed the “Richmond six-pack”, reinterprets the 60’s era, predominantly brick apartments, dispersed throughout inner Melbourne. Replacing a dilapidated single dwelling, the site now accommodates 6 unique apartments, increasing density while returning to a previously popular housing typology.

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio
© Ben Hosking

The project successfully integrates multi-unit infill development within a single dwelling context. The raking roof form generated through solar modelling across this and neighbouring properties cloaks the dwellings providing a singular address to the street.

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio
© Ben Hosking

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio
© Ben Hosking

Internally, the first floor dwellings benefit from double height spaces with playful mezzanines, spatially redefining the apartment experience. Within the one-bedroom apartments, large sliding partitions allow for the personalisation of living environments and active control of light and ventilation.

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio
© Ben Hosking

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio
© Ben Hosking

Through considered design, this project positively contributes to housing diversity, the existing streetscape and the neighbourhood and acts as a model for future infill development.

Project Details:

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Area: 410 sqm
Architects: MUSK Architecture Studio
Photographs: Ben Hosking