Medium density housing design for an existing notional suburban context .
The proposal is for an informal density adding two new housing types - triplets & long semi’s with a number of existing dwellings on the block retained so as to maximise housing diversity & integration to existing housing types.
Street setbacks are varied so as to create a more diverse quality of spaces between the plots. Adding a more intimate village like density whilst maintaining privacy and minimising overshadowing to adjacent plots.
The two typical dwellings are 95 & 98m2 over two levels & with a building footprint of 75m2. They can accommodate 2 bedrooms with a study space. Each dwelling has two bathrooms.
The long thin plan form allows for easy cross ventilation & where possible northern aspect is maximised with living areas adjacent to covered and shaded/ sheltered external living space.
The pitched roof form is clad with heat reflective cost effective roof sheeting with generous gable & eaves overhangs so as to provide vertical solar shading, comfortable external space & shelter. Adjustable opening & louvres provide a means to regulate the interior space
Through the varied street set backs the design creates increased intimacy for residents as well as providing privacy.
The increased density and variation adds a village like atmosphere, breaking the monotony of the conventional suburban streetscape. This arrangement increases opportunity for interaction between residents adding vitality and energising the street.