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Tiger Prawn // WOWOWA Architecture

Fitzroy North, Australia

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Glorified in architecture forever, the humble tiger prawn becomes a two-pronged deity for this Fitzroy North renovation.
What started as a nickname for the brown & gold Hawthorn brick frill pattern typically adorning the apertures of Victoria Terraces – ‘Tiger Prawn typology’ was embraced by the then new clients who sought out WOWOWA for the coining.

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The zig-zag (almost scalloping) pattern was then translated & embellished to form the full-blown scalloped extension to the rear.
In the spirit of cohesion & reinterpretation of the existing visual language, the weightiness of the bricks was critical.
The sculptural silver form exaggerates the verticality of the gesture as it whimsically draws a fortified silhouette in the sky – a man’s home is his castle after all..

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Tiger Prawn Gallery

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