Where is Australia’s low-rise, high-density housing?

Posted by Simon Dehne on October 28, 2015 in Latest News with No Comments

low_rise_high_densityThe work of a largely forgotten architect demonstrates that density doesn’t have to come at the price of amenity.
Louis Sauer: The Architect of Low-rise High-density Housing (Lulu, 2014)
The concept of “low-rise, high-density” housing is one the public doesn’t often get exposed to in contemporary Australia. The two main modes of housing supplied to the market here tend to be apartment towers in central urban areas and large volume, single houses on the suburban frontier. In Victoria, changes under the previous government have meant that our ability to create modestly scaled, infill residential development has also reduced. In its stead, we find laissez-faire tower typologies with questionable amenity rising in selected pockets.

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