This project is a successful example of medium density housing on an inner city suburban block. The critical element informing the conceptual framework for the project was context, both the local context of the greater precinct and immediate context of the adjacent existing Queenslander onsite, which is reinterpreted not only in shape and proportion, but also in experience. The three rear dwellings repeat this concept to form a set of ‘glued together’ houses.
Being in a neighbourhood dominated by houses, this approach manages to retain the comforting scale for the individual and provides identity to each dwelling while still achieving homogeneity. Being a developer driven project, the feasibility hinged on the addition of the fifth dwelling on a mere 760m2 site which in turn tipped the scale in favour of value over cost.
AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS:
2017 AIA Regional Awards Commendation
2017 AIA Queensland State Awards Commendation
2017 UDIA Queensland State Awards Finalist
2017 The Plan International Award Finalist
We bought at Habitat on Terrace (Toowong) after looking extensively through the city fringe suburbs for an apartment or townhouse offering a point of difference; something fresh, both in design and thinking. Refresh’s H.O.T. townhouses stood out from the crowd – the whole design has been brilliantly thought through; tying together the wonderful indoor/outdoor living elements in a seamless manner. Nothing has been overlooked, from the wonderful way it maximises the use of space, thought to the way it captures the elements to ensure you maximise ventilation and flow. Finally the build quality is second to none, with the finest of detail being considered and executed flawlessly. This care and attention flows over into Refresh’s after sale services as well, with nothing really being too much trouble. We have been delighted with the whole experience and looking forward to spending many happy years enjoying this wonderful property.