To create a community within a building which is sensitive to the changing needs of the residents, offering safety, support and privacy whilst remaining a part of the larger local community.
The design creates two buildings linked by spaces at the ground floor and a sensory courtyard. The dwellings are carefully grouped within each of the two buildings to help build a sense of community. The layout strives to enable residents to maintain independence for as long as possible within a non-institutional environment. The architecture mediates between the local context and the residents need for privacy and security.
The careful consideration of streetscape, sunlight, the heritage context and our clients brief lead to planning consent being granted for this relatively high-density residential development. The thoughtful arrangement of spaces and the careful use of light and material are instrumental in creating a serene and caring environment for the residents. jmarchitects took the project to the equivalent of Stage 3 following which PTEA delivered the Stage 4 work with the selected D&B contractor, remaining truthful to the original design.