Richard Feilden House

Richard Feilden House

Westfield Student Village

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Copyright: Peter Cook

This student residence of some 200 rooms fits into an opening between extensive earlier student residences designed by Feilden Clegg and other faculties. It finishes off a campus square which signals a shift in access. The building consist of 20 flats averaging 10 single rooms each with a common kitchen and dining area. The ground level is filled with lobbies, a coffee shop and a student union reception. There is an arcade which protects pedestrian traffic and guides it around the building at ground level.

The striking thing about the building is the plan shape and the vertical wood cladding. The cladding is subtly stepped on the elevation to avoid but jointed boards which encourage standing water on seeping into end grain. The wood has been naturally weathering in an even pattern.


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