Case studies which illustrate features of quality medium density housing projects in Melbourne

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    Mazumdar, Raju Kalyan
    2006 Conference Papers
    Human Issues
    Thermal comfort


ABSTRACT: The paper is an attempt to demonstrate the quality of new housing systems by illustrating
examples and explaining the principles which make them successful. The paper illustrates case studies at
Edgewater Estate (Maribyrnong) by Delfin/Lend Lease, City Edge Housing at Eastern Road in South
Melbourne, the Mixed House Development on Cole Street in Williamstown, 205-211Highett Street in
Richmond, ‘Knox Schlapp’ housing on Graham Street and Esplanade East in Port Melbourne, the ‘Edrington
Park’ Retirement Village in Berwick, the Royal Gardens on 39 Palmer Street in Fitzroy, 9-29 University
Street in Carlton and the Vermont Village situated at 457-467 Canterbury Road in Vermont. The greater
influences in these housing projects are people’s desire for detached housing and their preferences for
individual identity.

The paper will then discuss the importance of the following factors:
• Sense of security and local belonging
• Roads and footpaths
• Built form and hierarchy of spaces, Human Scale Factors
• External environment, aspect and orientation
• Ecological Design
• Types of alternative sources

The objective of the paper is to state the popularity of new housing in Melbourne looking at the case studies.
It is more of an analytical rather then a research paper.


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