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Density + Diversity Done Well Ideas Competition

We are absolutely delighted at being announced a winner of the Diversity & Density Done Well open design competition for the Department of Planning in Queensland. 

The jury commented:  

The New Six Pack. This idea re-imagines the suburban McMansion as a private community of 4-6 dwellings of differing size and type, including a communally owned bedsit for visiting family and friends and car-sharing arrangements.
The concept also challenges the traditional scale and function of the street by proposing car and community spaces through the reduction of traffic lanes and asphalt.
The concept merges three sometimes-maligned housing forms – the six pack, the McMansion and the share-house – into a new flexible built form that offers a place to live for singles, couples, small young families, established families and empty-nesters.
The jury saw great potential for this model to house the young and the young at heart, particularly elderly people or people with a disability who wish to live in a contemporary, non-institutional community-style setting.

The winning entries all brought innovation medium density living, increasingly required across Australian suburbs. We look forward to bringing these ideas to fruition. 

LivingKukame McKenzie