RD and DegenhartShedd architects explore new ideas for compact housing

RD and DegenhartShedd architects explore new ideas for compact housing

RobertsDay (RD) and DegenhartSHEDD Hyper-Flexibile Terrace has received an honourable ‘Mention’ as part of the Queensland Government’s Density and Diversity Done Well Competition.

Our proposed design provides a pragmatic solution to incrementally retrofit suburbia, diversify housing choice and create walkable places.

A key feature will be a modular construction system connecting living and courtyard zones of different sizes in response to the sub-tropical climate and user needs.

“Our design for the Hyper-Flexible Terrace is rooted in the idea that creating walkable places is just as important as diversifying housing choice in the ‘missing middle’ of suburbia. By removing cars from the front of houses, the quality of people’s walk improves significantly as does the character of our streets. The concept showcases the diversity of more affordable living and working environments that can be achieved in a compact footprint“, said RD Brisbane  Design Leader Craig Christensen.

The design team is currently working to tailor the Hyper-Flexible Terrace to a number of specific, middle-ring sites in South-East Queensland as has experience delivering this model on numerous built projects.