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Intensification of a corner site in Point Chevalier with four terraced townhouses. A wide frontage site provided good opportunity to design a terrace of houses that addressed the street, made the most of the northerly aspect and pushed traffic movements to the southern side. This had the benefit of no interruptions to the public footpath and providing pedestrian access and activity to the main street.

The design took its cues from the local homes utilising a low pitched roof seen throughout the area. Also utilising materials that are prevalent on the local buildings such as brick, weatherboard and timber. The idea was to keep proportions of the chosen claddings similar. This provides textural variations in the fa├žade as opposed to bold moves that would have separated this building from its neighbours and site context.

With living located at the first floor our landscape architect partner, Bloomfield and Bark, have created a densely landscaped oasis to the building that will enhance the owners and visitors experience alike. This rich tapestry is carried through into the hard landscaping materials in the access lane reducing the impact of this area and avoiding a plain excessive concrete jungle.

The units maximise the northerly and westerly aspects creating good passive solar gain into the living spaces and bedrooms. Views are maintained to the south which have amazing views of Point Chevalier township and beyond from its elevated ridge position.

Ground floor provides garaging, laundry, bathroom and flexible space to be used as bedroom, second living or home office/study. First floor provides an open plan living environment with upper level accommodating the main bedrooms and bathrooms.

Within close proximity to schools, parks, local town centre and on good public transport routes. These elements make these a fantastic, low maintenance, family residence in a city fringe location and demonstrates a good example of sympathetic intensification within the new unitary plan rules.

 

Landscape Architecture: Bloomfield and Bark

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