BDA ARCHITECTS CANBERRA
CATEGORY:RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE - MULTIPLE HOUSING
The design of the Aspect Residences is a product of the client, Queanbeyan Council and BDA Architects aiming to provide a development that would break away from the traditional brick veneer units that abound in the local landscape and produce a more innovative and exciting environment. It was hoped that this would also encourage future development in the area to explore building forms that will improve the urban landscape and provide residents with higher quality personal and public spaces in which to live. The design has been achieved entirely within Councilís and Building Code requirements and recommendations, and has developed the site to its maximum permitted occupancy. The project has achieved high levels of energy efficiency, sustainability, comfort and environmental quality using conventional construction techniques and materials within a budget that would be considered to be modest using traditional construction methods and achieving lesser standards.
We have been pleased to find that residents have reported a high level of satisfaction with the performance of the development, some indicating that they have not required any additional heating or cooling to maintain comfortable living conditions year round.
Architect/Practice: BDA Architects Canberra
Practice Team: Greg Edwards (Design Architect)
Consultant Team: Pierre Dragh (Structural Consultant), Northrops (Electrical Consultant), Kristian Starkovski (Hydraulic Consultant), Harris Hobbs (Landscape Consultant), Robin Apps (Interior Designer), CB Richard Ellis (Programming Consultant), WMAwater (Stormwater Consultant), Denis Wylks (BASIX Consultant), Matthew Willis (Bushfire Consultant), FPA Australia (Fire Services Consultant), 4D Surveying (Surveyor), AECOM (Traffic Consultant), Eric Martin (Access & Mobility / Heritage Consultant),
Construction Team: Craig Campbell (Builder), Integrated Eco Villages (Garry Kerans - Project Manager), Young Street Joint Venture (Garry Kerans, Ian McNamee, Ross Barrett - Developer)
Photographer: Greg Edwards