'Breathable' Subtropical Architecture by Noosa Architects
As population grows in our region, village 'hubs' will need to provide a higher density mixture of housing types for the Sunshine Coast to retain its landscape rich charater and lifestyle amenity.
As a catalyst 'test' project, this scheme proposes a vibrant mixture of studio, one bed and two bed units, and celebrates a subtropical, fine grained architecture which responds well to the Sunshine Coast climate and natural environment.
Four design options were tested that explored varying degrees of density and yield to arrive at a ‘benchmark’ solution that provides an appropriate exciting housing ‘vision’ suited to the site, region and climate.
The scheme explores the transformation of an existing public carpark into a vibrant, multi residential, fine grain ‘village’ both in parallel to and 'testing' some of the planning scheme provisions.
As predominantly low rise built forms, the subtropical housing scheme includes active street frontages, dynamic public spaces and efficient land use with landscaped pedestrian nodes and key linkages through to the commercial precinct and public transport infrastructure.
As a 53 multi-unit residential proposal, the project aims to demonstrate higher density,affordable, adaptable and functional permanent accommodation options for the area, appropriate in scale and suited for the Sunshine Coast climate and place.