While One9 is made up of stacked modules, Hickory Group does not consider their building as modular architecture since they did not use a fixed module size. In keeping with their dedication to minimizing material and energy waste, Hickory adopted the Unitised Building System (UB), a time-saving prefabrication process developed by leading Australian architect Nonda Katsalidis. The apartment tower’s modern design shows off UB’s capability to produce complex architectural features, such as cantilevered terraces.
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Although Hickory says that UB can be used to construct buildings as tall as 70 stories, the nine-story-tall One9 is currently the tallest building the firm has completed. The tower consists of 34 one and two bedroom apartments, each comprising natural timber flooring, high-grade carpeting, and full-length balconies. One9 also boasts a 6 star energy rating and proximity to sustainable transit amenities such as 34 secure bicycle parking spots and access to the car-sharing program GreenShareCar.
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