Three Terrace Houses

Client
NSW Planning Dept
Year
2017
Program
Competition Entry
Status
Complete

Medium density housing study for a typical suburban block in Sydney’s Middle Suburbs

Key Design Moves

  • Test application/suitability of a low-rise and small- scale medium density housing development model as a way to gently integrate into garden suburbs through stepping down of volumes. (D1, D3, V1)
  • Select typical suburban lot with irregular shape
    to test application of terrace housing as a higher autonomy model alternative to strata units and town houses (D2).
  • Break down mass across sites for maximum light, air, ?rivate o?en s?ace, flexible s?ace to suit diverse occu?ation ty?es? rentable flat (inco?e generation), ho?e of?ce?worksho? (increase dayti?e activity in suburbs and less reliance on commuting to work), granny flat (??).
  • Separate vehicle and people movement by adding a common rear lane to provide superior public domain interface, improve passive surveillance of street, and provide opportunities for secondary dwellings (D3).
  • Provision of Detached Studio to support inter- generational living or extended families living on one plot of land.
  • Encourage mixed use activity in the suburbs.
  • Provide operability in the facade and screening systems for solar and privacy control as well as activating the street through dynamic architectural aesthetic (V1).
  • Projected and sculpted openings to provide shading to glazing, scoop in sunlight and provide articulation of facades (D3).
  • Bottom garage level as extension of outdoor covered outdoor living space (SECTION).
  • F?ront room? as flexible s?ace? bedroo? for ?niversal Access, lounge for large families, as study/guest roo? for s?aller fa?ilies or ho?e of?ce (????).
  • Green walls and planted pergolas to soften the building into the landscape and provide visual and solar screening (V1, V2).