Concrete was an important ingredient in our project at 43 Stockdale Street because of its versatility and durability. Read about the novel approach we decided to take that had the effect of humanising the concrete in our project.Read More
Repurposing, the finding of new uses for old materials and objects, has enabled us to be very creative with the interior and exterior design of One of a Kind Apartments. One of the many repurposed works of art in the apartments are the headboards. Have a read about what makes them so special and why we choose to repurpose materials that others may see as useless.Read More
In the early decades of the 20th century, the maker's signature, or mark offered a prominent contribution to architecture. Have a look at the new way in which we have chosen to showcase the maker's mark in our building.Read More
One of a Kind Apartments has entered into a partnership with Abundant Water Inc., a Canberra-based Not for Profit organisation developing low-tech and low-cost water filtration systems for remote communities in Lao PDR. We are donating a portion of all bookings to Abundant Water, and encourage our guests to take a look at Abundant Water and to make a donation of their own.Read More
Paris is the musical home to the avant-garde of Sate, the bohemian of Piaf and the gypsy-jazz of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, however, we admire Paris for it’s cool sophistication epitomized by it’s haute-cuisine and haute-couture. We are inspired by the meticulous preparation and presentation of the craftspeople and their time-consuming hand-execution. At One of a Kind Apartments, you will find this same attention to detail and presentation that will ensure your stay is a very special experience.Read More
G’day. Stuart here again. One of a Kind Apartments Canberra, at 43 Stockdale Street, are a collaboration of many people – many who unwittingly contributed without even realizing it. As a team, our challenge was to create living-spaces (apartments and terraces) in Canberra, that are not only spacious, amenable and environmentally friendly but also visually appealing and conceptually exciting.
This has resulted in apartments built to the highest standard of energy efficiency, incorporating a wide range of recycled and repurposed materials, and looking as though they belonged in the neighourhood and, in fact, have always been here.
We have drawn widely on the creative and innovative culture of Canberra. The building therefore expresses a character that is not contrived or imported but is a natural outcome of the skills, materials and environment that is Canberra. We have watched closely the developments of New Acton and have been emboldened by their courage to be different. We asked ourselves “how can ordinary artists and builders show similar vision without access to the vast resources of the Molongolo Group”?
Our apartments are the response to this question. I don’t know whether it will influence architects, builders and developers but I believe it will make a significant contribution to this burgeoning creative and innovative culture in Canberra.