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ika is a boutique residential
development of 38 apartments in
the emerging South Beach precinct.
Just a stone’s throw from the
water’s edge, the location offers a coastal lifestyle
in close proximity to the commercial, retail and
entertainment hub of Fremantle.
The four-level complex is made up of nine
apartment types, sizes and layouts across 18
one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom apartments.
These include eight two-storey units enjoying
double-height internal volumes and balconies.
The building is broken up into three segments,
both in response to the shape of the site and to
bridge the scale between the adjacent single-
residential buildings and the larger apartment
buildings in the area.
Each segment addresses a 180-degree
outlook over landscaped open space.
Private courtyards and balconies afford
occupants access to views, and admit abundant
natural light while allowing passive surveillance
of the street.
Through the setback of blade and apartment
walls, the structure of the building has
been layered to allow a play of light and
shadow that will give a subtle sense of depth
to the facade.
Operable louvres add another level of detail and
create a dynamic facade, as occupants reposition
the louvres in response to individual needs.
Aged copper was chosen for the external
cladding for its durable qualities and ability to
improve over time.
Ninety per cent of the apartments enjoy
full-flow cross ventilation, allowing occupants
to capture cooling sea breezes and minimise
a reliance on mechanical cooling.
Mika’s strong sales reflect the success of the
ongoing partnership between Cameron Chisholm
Nicol and Match Projects, in bringing high-quality
apartment design to the Perth market.
CAMERON CHISHOLM NICOL
Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s recent project, Mika, reflects an increasing
demand for choice and diversity in residential design.
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