This development is located within an existing suburban setting comprising of traditional highset cottages on Yundah Street and the shopping environment of Pier Avenue. The design of the development strived to avoid creating an institutional environment or one which was seen as a large medium density project. The development was divided into four buildings which were treated as separate entities in terms of their expression and detailing.
The design of the project seeks to explore a variety of architectural languages across the site which were deliberately modern and appropriate to the 1990’s. Existing, surrounding built forms were respected and reinterpreted to produce buildings that were in context and harmony with their surroundings. The design attempts to demonstrate to the community that one does not have to slavishly imitate existing buildings and forms to produce buildings and forms that contribute to the character of an area.
The project challenges the large scale, over repetitive design approach to multi-unit housing. The small scale approach and varying expression of building shows that the public or private housing estates need not have the visual impact by dominating a suburb as an over unified whole.
- Paul Trotter
- Tony Scougall
BELLE Colorbond Awards Finalist
HIA Award for Medium Density Housing (7-14 Units)
Master Builders Awards: Lord Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Attached Housing
TAS Magazine Home Design of the Year Award
Master Builders Awards: Lord Mayor’s Award for Small Lot Housing
Australian Institute of Architects Queensland State Architecture Award: Multiple Housing
Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Regional Architecture Commendation: Multiple Housing