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block d townhouses

block d townhouses

Using a combination of modular and in situ building techniques this bright, modern, townhouse solution was part of a bid for a design and construct tender in Dampier with Jaxon.

churchlands house

churchlands house

Designed for a young family, this house is orientated for passive solar design on a narrow cottage lot. The brief was for a contemporary design that maximised the indoor-outdoor experience. Spaces can be small and intimate or expanded to include outdoor rooms. Views and vistas around the home focus on courtyards and gardens.

retirement housing

retirement housing

A concept for a small retirement housing development for the Presentation Sisters over a site in an existing and well established neighbourhood. Particular care has been taken to integrate the design of the dwellings with surrounding housing having regard for dwelling scale, design and detail. Dwellings that face the street address this frontage as a house should and internal dwellings are sited along a pedestrian mews which opens to larger courtyards to accommodate shade trees. Each dwelling addresses the mews with verandahs, porches and living spaces to foster a sense of community.

mariners cove design guidelines

mariners cove design guidelines

This guideline document has been prepared for a selection of small lots within Mariners Cove to facilitate a built form outcome that will create a cohesive neighbourhood and streetscape. The dwelling design will be unique in its response to the canal setting; creating a contemporary design that is derived and inspired by the traditional boathouse form. Elements such as repetitive gable forms, simple building masses, modest colour palettes, a variety of textures, vertical forms and elegant detailing are all ways of interpreting the boathouse and maritime themes.

marina village built form codes

marina village built form codes

Australand appointed Taylor Burrell Barnett, in association with Julie Harrold Architect and Taylor Robinson Architects to prepare the Built Form Codes for the Marina Village precinct of the Port Coogee development in collaboration with the City of Cockburn. The Marina Village at Port Coogee will be the centrepiece of the Port Coogee residential community. These Built Form Codes will guide the development of the built form elements of the Marina Village which will greatly contribute to the creation of a remarkable setting – to create a place of distinctive identity, modernity and character.

frisby court

frisby court

A group site of five single bed two-storey modular dwellings developed for the north-west Pilbara region. The design of these dwellings was inspired by the Queenslander style where the living occurs at the upper level and extends the living space onto the verandah and deck. There is good opportunity for cross ventilation via the use of louvred walls and decks. Bright colours are used in the awnings and weatherboard cladding to provide for variety between the dwellings and for a little fun!

shoalwater houses

shoalwater houses

These houses were specifically designed to retain an existing gum tree and to respond to the site topography. A number of subdivision arrangements were tested and house designs created, resulting in a pair of houses that respect the site vegetation and streetscape context. Whilst each house has the same floor plan, they present as different dwellings to the street, as individual houses rather than duplexes. Living areas are orientated to north, with shading over windows via recesses, awnings and pergolas.

south hedland

Urban Design consultant for the Cedar Woods’ successful bid to acquire 11.5 hectares of land from the Department of Regional Development and Lands. The expression of interest included key alliances with Foundation Housing, BGC Modular, IBN Corporation and Gumala Aboriginal Corporation to provide a balanced mix of residential, affordable, key worker, social and indigenous housing options. The project is expected to yield approximately 170 residential lots depending on lot sizes and planning outcomes.

lakes masterplan

lakes masterplan

120 ha master plan for a mixed use walkable community. Existing man-made lake systems have been enhanced and manipulated to create high amenity to surrounding residential lots and a small mixed use centre. All lots have good orientation for solar access and access to the lakes via road and path linkages and sightlines to water for shared views down streets. This development consists of two residential neighbourhoods, local shopping, a primary school and a system of lakes offering opportunities for canoeing, water play, exploration and walking trails.

karratha 403

karratha 403

A residential development within Karratha’s growth area comprising 61 dwellings over a 0.9ha site. Dwellings have been designed around a central green with a mix of 1-2 bed apartments and a variety of townhouse designs. The central green is located to both provide amenity and allow for breezes to permeate the development. All dwellings address the street via designed frontages, clearly defined entries and articulated balcony spaces to provide a cohesive streetscape with parking sleeved behind.

paraburdoo accommodation

paraburdoo accommodation

These dwellings are modular accommodation units to house the mining workforce within Paraburdoo. A number of solutions were created to respond to the streetscape rather than impose standard modules on site. An urban styled dwelling and a cottage styled dwelling have been created to respond to various contexts and needs. The modules can be clad in robust materials responding to the location and colours from the surrounding environment - the Hammersley Ranges, local flora and fauna have been used to provide a unique site response.

harrisdale sales office

This display office will service the Harrisdale Green estate. It will be an example structure for what can be achieved via passive design techniques to create a comfortable building in the area. All openings and critical walls are shaded, windows and openings are orientated for breezes and cross ventilation, ceiling fans and the use of light coloured materials will assist in creating a comfortable internal temperature. Signage is designed as part of the building facade reflecting the Harrisdale logo and as a beacon at night; a shining jewel in the landscape.

hotel esquisse

hotel esquisse

Design for a marina based hotel and short stay accommodation within Carnarvon, a small coastal town in the North West of Australia, designed as a resort destination with varying activities to complement current town services and activities. The challenge for this site was achieving both western sunset views whilst protecting the development from strong south-westerly breezes and providing north orientation for good climate response to the internal unit design. This design exercise was a ‘what if’ scenario and prepared in a short space of time to excite stakeholders and provide further ideas for the site.

port coogee design assessment

This involves the preparation of design guideline and detailed area assessments and assistance during the design process for purchasers within Port Coogee on the developer’s behalf.

mariners cove group site residential

mariners cove group site residential

A group site development consisting of residential townhouses along the water’s edge. This site has water frontage to the west, direct park frontage to the south and road access from the east. The orientation and layout of the site and individual units is driven by access to north light and views to the west whilst also addressing the street and neighbouring houses. A combination of luxury townhouses on the water facing west with upper level decks and water terraces facing south has been designed; the use of courtyards and recesses provides north light access within the dwellings.

regional town visioning study

As part of the town's Housing Strategy the town centre area was identified as having significant opportunity for new and re-development. A number of key sites were identified for development which could have a significant impact on the towns’ presentation and amenity. The focus was on creating a compact, mixed use walkable town centre.

affordable housing study

affordable housing study

An exercise to determine optimal lot size to suit affordable house types - from townhouses and bedsits to single dwellings on a block of land. The challenge was to design simple floor plans and use a few special well chosen materials for the front elevation so that the houses would blend with a variety of estate themes and lift the house profile. A variety of elevations were explored to suit various contexts and covenants. Lot sizes were created to suit the house designs and ensure adequate daylight access and outdoor areas.

duncan street pair

duncan street pair

Using a modular building product this design was prepared as a simple pair of dwellings to build with a modern vibe. While the construction is modular and simple, reflected in the planning, the cladding is varied and intricate to create interest within the built form particularly to the presenting elevations.

regional town housing strategy

regional town housing strategy

The challenge was to find an additional 100 dwellings within the existing townsite. A number of development patterns were identified based on varying conditions - both for subdivision and built form additions and alterations. The only prerequisite was that no houses were to be demolished. Significant alteration was proposed within the 10 minute walk from the town centre and a large range of opportunities within the town centre itself were presented.

apartment esquisse

apartment esquisse

This is a 'what if' scenario, where an eight level building was proposed as a focal building for a marina development. The purpose of this scheme was to test the lot size, levels and integration with the site and potential. All apartments enjoy north light and the unit types cater for a variety of households, including a family unit type. Every apartment has views to the estuary, the canals and the city of Mandurah. Lower, three level ‘water’ terraces face the canal to interface with surrounding two to three level residential. The site also caters for a boat ramp and public cafe facility.

450 newcastle street

450 newcastle street

A mixed use development comprising office space and 33 apartments to the upper levels. The site is a long, narrow lot with the narrow boundary being the Newcastle Street frontage and the northern aspect; presenting a challenge to provide for access to natural light. The resulting design creates two buildings linked by a central atrium walkway space which allows natural light and ventilation to access all levels. The two building halves respond to surrounding development height datum and references to provide for an integrated streetscape design. Surrounding built form represents varied architectural styles so this building uses a white palette of varied textures so as not to compete but to integrate with the surrounds. The entry element and atrium space is the only significant colour reference to highlight entry to the development.

carnarvon marina

carnarvon marina

This project encompasses the redevelopment of an existing Yacht Club to expand its marina area and provide new residential land and house packages, mixed use sites and a new clubhouse facility. It will be a destination to Carnarvon’s current facine walk, which will be upgraded, via playground, park and cafe facilities and create a vibrant destination and stop-over for yachties travelling north. Housing has been designed to extend over the water to make the most of being in a marina environment. When you are out on the deck you’ll hear the water lapping the rocks beneath you and sparkle through the timber decking.

rivergums display village

rivergums display village

A series of four houses for a display village at the Rivergums. Each house represents a different stage of the same plan which can be built in modular packages to cater for various family life cycles and financial constraints, each with four different elevation options. The aim was to provide an apartment style of living in the first stage with high quality finishes - granite bench tops, interior cabinetwork with the final package aimed at the family unit. All designs orientated living areas to the north and via a courtyard design every room received north light, ventilation and access to an outdoor area.

town visioning

town visioning

This study looked at what impact a fluctuating population will have on the town as demand for fly-in and fly-out accommodation and housing is required. Population projections were provided which formed the basis of yield analysis studies on how to expand the town within its existing footprint and then how to shrink it as need declines. We focused on the walkable catchment around the town centre and rationalised under-utilised spaces, reviewed housing types and development patterns for flexible housing that can cater for a varied workforce.