Medium Density

House Woodlands

A contemporary addition to an existing 1970’s brick homestead on a large parcel of land within Woodlands, NSW. AO created an addition that complemented the existing dwelling but offered the amenities and spaces to suit a modern lifestyle and a growing family.

The Ace Residences

The Ace Residences, located in Bowral, the heart of the Southern Highlands, blends modern comforts with the area's rural charm. This project combines new ideas with classic forms and typologies to offer a unique living experience not previously seen in the area.

House Kimberly

A fresh take on the design of over 60’s homes that explores a grouping of contemporary dwellings in a garden setting that offer the space and flexibility for modern living and a sense of community. Each dwelling designed to suit age in place without compromise.

Medium Density Housing: Balancing Community and Privacy

Medium density housing refers to residential developments that are denser than traditional single-family homes but not as concentrated as high-rise apartments. This architectural category includes townhouses, duplexes, and low-rise apartment buildings. It aims to provide a balance between the community feel of suburban neighborhoods and the efficiency of urban living. Here are some key considerations for designing medium density housing:

  1. Efficient Use of Space: Maximizing the number of units within a given area while ensuring each home has adequate space and privacy.
  2. Community Integration: Designing shared spaces, such as courtyards, parks, and communal facilities, to foster a sense of community among residents.
  3. Privacy and Sound Insulation: Incorporating design elements and materials that ensure privacy and reduce noise transmission between units.
  4. Accessibility: Ensuring that all residents have easy access to their homes, common areas, and local amenities, regardless of their mobility.
  5. Sustainable Design: Implementing energy-efficient systems, sustainable materials, and green spaces to enhance the environmental performance of the development.

Medium density housing is an increasingly popular solution for growing urban areas, offering a sustainable and community-oriented alternative to suburban sprawl and high-rise living. This architectural approach requires careful planning and design to create harmonious, livable communities that cater to a diverse range of needs and preferences.

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