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The Rochford

Studio Johnson
Sydney, Australia

A low-rise apartment village in Erskineville, Sydney’s Inner West, designed with a European sensibility of community-oriented apartment living.

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Sydney apartments

Responding to changing Sydney demographics and a maturing of the market, we set ourselves a challenge to create a series of apartments, 76 in total, offering all the things people expect from a large family home, in a more compact form.

Outdoor living

Winner of the state’s highest architectural honour, the Aaron Bolot Award for Multi-Residential Architecture.

Sydney apartment


It’s designed not just as a building, but a generous addition to the streetscape, with a rich composition of materials and strong form. A robust façade of concrete, brick and steel is complemented by a gentler interior palette.

Community living

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Kitchen design

In many ways it’s designed from the inside out, from the point of view of privacy and light.

Sydney apartment

Sydney apartment

Internally, the design began from the viewpoint of how people want to live, so each home seamlessly connects to an outside space – infusing it with natural light, breezes and maximising views. A generous communal green space includes an outdoor roof terrace with herb gardens, yoga platforms and covered dining spaces.

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