Transforming a Sydney Theater Into Apartments

The Majestic Theatre was built in 1921 and has served as a vaudeville venue, a movie palace, a roller skating rink, and now an apartment building.

Remnants of the building's former lives grace its refashioned circulation spaces.

Leaving these layers intact created a rich patina. "We display all the periods of the building," says architect Philip Thalis.

Apartment units meet strict mandatory standards for natural light and cross-ventilation.

Saw cuts expose the building's 18-inch-thick walls.

Five stacked balconies project from the west elevation.

The Majestic's first floor plan.

The project's second floor plan.

Third floor plan.

The Majestic's fourth level.

The fifth floor.

The project's roof plan.

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