Size: 300 sqm
Location: Mascot, SydneySy
The site presents good opportunities for developing a housing prototype in a generic setting. The proposal will retain a significant portion of open space on the site, by way of courtyard gardens and soft landscaping (lawn), which is more than capable of holding deep soil plantings.
The orientation and layout of the new dual occupancy will have habitable areas located on the ground floor, with direct linkages to outdoor space.
Our concept is to develop an affordable housing solution to the highest quality using new digital technologies and laser cutting techniques. Utilizing 3d digital technology. Construction of pre-fabricated pods a contemporary upgrade to a suburban context, with more effective construction.
Strength through form principles. With a continuous loop beam idea, the form provides a structure. Using digital files for laser cutting derived from local boat building technology, harnessing this efficiency to streamline construction and organization on- site fabrication as each dwelling faces both streets, a structure that enables flexible space planning as the one above can be adapted to many sites. Incorporating a plywood frame provides less material mass, less waste and a shorter construction time. Material selection such as colorbond cladding are better suited to the Australian context.