The Nest is a modular housing
project for a 2-bedroom home. There are three modules (living, sleeping and sleep)
that configure differently according to land constraints and site orientation.
The pilot project is in Shepparton in central Victoria and is for three homes
for young mothers and their children. The project is a partnership with housing
provider Women’s Property Initiatives and service provider The Bridge.
This design configures
the three carports centrally on the site, adjacent to shared open space so that
when cars are removed the area is a hardscape play space extension to the soft
play zone for children. To entertain, engage and amuse young kids, the planting
palette is full of different foliage textures and colourful flowers. For the
mums there are productive plants such as rosemary, lemons and apples to assist
with cooking skills and family budgets.