The Constance Street housing project differentiates by its re-writing of fire engineering codes to create a living environment for a city’s socially alienated citizens that foster communal well-being. The transformative aspect of the design was to conceive it as if it were two separate buildings divided by a street. This concept enabled the living units to open up into the atrium, allowing the building to be entirely naturally ventilated, both vertically and laterally, supporting communal gardens at each level. As well as each individual unit’s facilities, these gardens contain communal kitchens, laundries and social spaces.
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Shortlisted in Housing, World Architecture Festival 2014
National Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, AIA 2013
National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture, AIA 2013
Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture, AIA QLD 2013
Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, AIA QLD 2013