This house was designed to be shared.
With home-ownership in the inner city becoming increasingly out of reach; strategies to offset cost through shared living arrangements will become increasingly common. This project seeks to embrace this and create a living situation that takes the best elements of communal living into a more grown up space.
The site in inner-Melbourne’s Carlton North now has two standalone buildings that face each other across a shared garden. This allows inhabitants to control what they share and their level of privacy; which creates flexibility and options. Something that can evolve with their changing needs.
We think that this house is a successful model. It is an economical, robust building that brings joy to the clients while being low impact. A solution that promotes communal living and a strategy to provide affordable housing in the inner city.