Homes to Help

Women's Property Initiatives (WPI), a not-for-profit housing provider, engaged us to design a modular home (three modules) that could easily be reconfigured on different site orientations while still optimising northern orientation to living spaces, both internal and external.

Passive design principles are essential inclusions in social housing projects to reduce the running costs to residents. Along with northern orientation we have designed the modules to include passive shading and cross ventilation. Resident amenity is also enhanced by silver liveable housing standards which include wider corridors and doorways and step free showers.

The individual requirements of a complex stakeholder group have been resolved in the design. The functional brief for residents, the construction methodology to train students and the limitations of transport and haulage to site.

This innovative project is a partnership with training organisation Platinum Institute Australia. Their carpentry students will fabricate the modules as part of their course.

In the media: ArchitectureAU and ABC News

Construction completed in 2023.  

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to ancestors, country and community. 
We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and to their enduring cultures.

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