Respond creatively to context with Locker Group Pic-perf panels

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21 July 2010
Respond creatively to context with Locker Group Pic-perf panels

For this house in Wilson Street, Brunswick, KUD Architects challenged the idea that smaller inner city blocks cannot respond to complex contextual constraints such as orientation, sustainability and heritage restrictions. Their strategy was to break down the elements of the Terrace House; to critique and respond.

The perforated house was the response; to establish an alternative language to the accepted notion of the culture of the area. The Pic-Perf house mirrors the external façade of a Terrace House, but is manufactured in anodized aluminium..

Locker Group manufactured large sheets exceeding 3 m height and 1.2 m in width to create the desired effect, including 2 sheets installed as bifold doors for the second level, which itself provided some challenges as the doors had to work independently and in tandem with the bifold windows that are hidden within.

The house incorporates passive sustainable interventions by orienting glass bifold doors to the north and louvres for cross ventilation as the primary means of cooling.


Locker is a manufacturer and supplier of expanded and perforated metal, wire mesh, conveyor belts, screening, architectural infill and facades.

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