SHARED HOUSING

STUDENT HOUSING

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Client: Rosebery Investments
Contract sum: $400
Contractor: Steve Godstone

[ PRIVATE HOUSING ]
[ 0902 ]

Designed as shared accommodation for art students, this building is arranged as a series of introverted sleeping chambers accessed from large open verandahs and common facilities.
 
The design concentrates on questions of climate, topography, and material detailing in a way redolent of some Asian architectures. The fabric draws on a small palette of durable self finishing materials such as copper, fibre cement, and red ironbark. Normally manufactured items were all hand made on site. 

Designed as shared accommodation for art students, this building is arranged as a series of introverted sleeping chambers accessed from large open verandahs and common facilities.

Designed as shared accommodation for art students, this building is arranged as a series of introverted sleeping chambers accessed from large open verandahs and common facilities.

Construction section

Construction section


Further SHARED HOUSING

Location: Twickenham, Middlesex, UK
Client: Private

[ PRIVATE HOUSING ]
[ 0411 ]

Into a narrow gap site between residential and commercial uses an interwoven proposal was inserted with a retail unit at ground level and a two bedroom apartment above. 

The main façade was stratified with a strong contrast between old and new emphasizing the break in the street between the original historic high street and the abutting modern residential street. Winter garden volumes were introduced either side of the glazed staircase in the rear façade to provide year round external space and to provide solar shading and privacy during the summer months.

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