BOTT STREET ATTACHED HOUSING
Ashgrove, Brisbane

2_Bott_St_2

81_Bott_St_1

2_Bott_St_5

28_Bott_St_7

40_Bott_St_3

44_Bott_St_6

45_Bott_St_4

81_Bott_St_1

Through the development of a unique townhouse typology MWA were able to meet authority constraints on a tight site and enable the client to obtain swift approval for the development of five freehold attached dwellings where traditional attached housing models would yield four.

Key to the three storey townhouse design was the unique relationship created between the outdoor breezeway space, that punctures the building from north to south, and the internal living & bed rooms that envelop it. Penetrating the building in such a way with the outdoor living area affords a collection of environmental and aesthetic benefits. The strategy provides greater access to prevailing breezes to penetrate deep into the building. The outdoor becomes partially enclosed by the upper and lower living areas and the adjacent unit resulting in a space that is as uniquely indoor as it is outdoor, making the outdoor and extension of the indoor. And the interplay between the outdoor and indoor generates intriguing vistas between the two, providing an urban richness to the spaces not usually achieved at such a small scale.

Composed of a pallet of lightweight sheet and timber materials the building form is given a lightness that reflects and advances the tradition of the timber housing typology unique to Brisbane.

 

COMMENCED

March 2007

 

CURRENT STATUS

Completed 2008