The official publication of the Australian Institute of Architects Western Australian Chapter.
The opportunity to undertake something different and showcase how a suburban subdivision can be designed with architectural integrity and flair, combined with sensitivity for the natural landscape, was too good to pass up for architect Meaghan White and husband, town planner Deon White.
Nestled among the mature trees of suburban East Perth, and in keeping with the existing local area, Emmanuel Community House by Lanigan Architects is designed and built to the ‘Liveable Housing Australia’ platinum standard for accessiblilty and provides a community care-based model for people with varying needs.
Working with Passivhaus principles and cost-effective and sustainable construction, architect Michelle Blakeley explains her My Home project. Architect Peter Lee discusses Foundation Housing and the importance of quality design on people’s wellbeing. Part of The Architect WA Homes Edition’s focus on affordable housing.
What role can architects have in this space? How do we leverage our skills? Advocating for an effective housing system that is culturally responsive and suited to climate.
While the inner Perth suburb of Mount Lawley might be better known for its prevalence of Federation style homes, Filter House by Andrew Hagemann Architecture is located within a small pocket of post-war Mediterranean influenced architecture. Putting aside stylistic elements, it was the climatic advantages of the latter, with characteristically high ceilings, light coloured external walls and shaded frontages, that the clients were keen to see in their new house.