Traditional Housing: Alterations and Extensions Design Guide

 

Arkhefield in collaboration with Brisbane City Council, John Gaskell Planning and Conrad Gargett prepared The Traditional Housing: Alterations and Extensions Design Guide. A collaborative project which aims to protect Brisbane's unique homes as well as ensuring best practice design that complements the character of the city.

An important contributor to the character and identity of our city’s suburbs are our iconic Queenslanders and other traditional residential designs. As our city is adapted to meet our changing social, environmental and technological needs, we need to manage the balance between meeting these new requirements while respecting the character of our traditional houses, streets and suburbs.

In late 2018 Council held a Character Design Forum and community consultation to begin creating the guide. The community told BCC what they valued, and this feedback was the basis for the design principles which shaped the guide.

 

Arkhefield’s role on the project was to first to refine and then expound the design principles, design the document layout, develop informative graphics and illustrations to communicate each principle, and curate exemplar photography. The overall outcome is an easy-to-read document that provides guidance to homeowners and design professionals to sympathetically alter or extend traditional character homes to meet the owner's needs while positively contributing to neighbourhood and streetscape character.

 

View the guide here.

 
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The overall outcome is an easy-to-read document that provides guidance to homeowners and design professionals to sympathetically alter or extend traditional character homes to meet the owner's needs while positively contributing to neighbourhood and streetscape character.

 

Client Brisbane City Council
Joint Venture Arkhefield + John Gaskell Planning + Conrad Gargett
in Partnership with Brisbane City Council 
Shy Tay 07 3831 8150

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