Reside Work Share Home / Bligh Graham Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The LiveWorkShare Home proposes a typology that permits delicate densification of the Australian suburbs above latitude 30°S. It sits between the size of a indifferent home and low-rise hooked up housing on an ordinary slender block. Addressing the post-Covid increase in working from dwelling and the present housing disaster, it’s comprised of a home, a small business workplace, and a self-contained flat – every with impartial entries, privateness, and a powerful connection to gardens.
Density has been mixed with permeability and beneficiant open house – a mini tropical village by which one can journey from road to road and creek past – a radical non-domestic sub-urban gesture. It’s a optimistic contributor to the group with porous activated road edges and verge vegetable gardens. A collection of single-room deep pavilions have been organized round a central courtyard and are separated by ‘micro-courtyards,’ providing all components of the venture wonderful amenity and enhancing the pliability of use with many permutations of program potential.
The typological exploration was given contextual specificity with kinds and supplies that discuss to the semi-rural village setting. Strong exterior supplies together with reclaimed timber and steel cladding, offset understated heat interiors of silky waxed and stained plywood – areas of retreat that provide respite from warmth and glare. The longevity of the steel cladding and roof ensures roof eaves are usually not required to supply climate safety. Strong aluminum awning home windows guarantee rooms can nonetheless look out into backyard areas throughout days with intense solar or rain. The bottom flooring concrete slab and durable blockwork partitions supply a low upkeep answer while performing as a thermal mass all year long.
As a prototype for the densification of the suburbs and adaptable housing/workspaces, its sustainability goes past materials specification and thermal efficiency. The flexibleness of the design ensures its long-term relevance, thereby enabling most profit from its embodied power, in addition to sustaining the group.