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Dual occupancies require an understanding of how to optimise comfortable living space within a small footprint, whilst optimising aspect and orientation for each dwelling. GDA use our expertise to ensure you get the maximum outcome for your block.

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GARRICK STREET, FADDEN ACT

A three unit redevelopment in an RZ1 zone in Tuggeranong. Completed mid 2015

 

 

 

COLLINGS STREET, PEARCE ACT

A dual occupancy with two new units on an ex Mr Fluffy block. The Development Application has been approved and construction is about to commence.

 

HOOKER STREET, YARRALUMLA ACT The existing residence was to be demolished and two new houses constructed on the site. The client was interested in "cutting edge" design that picked up some of the recent redevelopment work in the area.

 

 

KAMBAH ACT Our client was concerned to check the feasibility of a dual occupancy on her block to house her daughter's young family. We quickly found a number of possibilities for her to consider

 

 

STERNBERG CRESCENT WANNIASSA

A group of six units on a prominent sloping block. The site was oriented north west so we "cranked" the plan form to give direct northerly solar access.

 

ALAWA STREET WARAMANGA ACT

Two adjacent blocks have been developed as dual occupancies, giving a small integrated housing grouping. Completed mid 2010.

 

MARIA PLACE, LYONS ACT

The concept and initial design for this landmark passive solar unit was undertaken by Energy Partners, with our firm handling design development and documentation, final approvals and contract administration. This unit featured fine tuned siting and orientation for maximum solar access, trombe walls, computer controlled shading and extensive grey water/rainwater storage and recycling.

 

 

 

O'SULLIVAN STREET, HIGGINS ACT

A dual occupancy in an RZ1 zone where the shape of the block determined that the second unit be placed in front.

 

 

CHARTERIS CRESCENT, CHIFLEY ACT

One of our early dual occupancy developments for ACT Housing Trust. The original 60s vintage house was replaced by a pair of two bedroom units, with grouped carports in the middle of the site.

 

MICHIE STREET, WANNIASSA ACT

We were asked to design a new house on the rear of the site, with three-bedrooms, ensuite and carport. The site was approximately 977m2 which allowed 342m2 of GFA. The siting of the existing house, which was to be retained, limited the size of the second house to a footprint of 125-135m2.

 

DENNY STREET, LATHAM ACT

A new house was designed for the rear of the 1,199m2 site with three bedrooms, ensuite and double garage. The block lent itself to a side entry garage off a driveway running along the southern boundary, with entry and bedroom to the south, and living to the north side of the block. The existing tree on the neighbouring block on the southern corner needed to be taken into consideration with the design.

 

JULIUS STREET, PEARCE ACT

Two new units in an established suburb constructed for the ACT Government, with an adaptable housing code compliant garden flat to the front of the site and a disabled access three bedroom unit to the rear. The 910m2 site sloped 2.4 metres from the back of the block to the street and presented considerable difficulties in providing vehicle circulation.

 

KEYS CRESCENT, WANNIASSA ACT

For this project we designed two new houses of equal size with double garages, 3 bedrooms each and ensuites. The kitchens and family rooms were to have east or north orientation. The site was approximately 1,005m2, which allowed 352m2 of GFA. This allowed both houses to be 140m2 with a 36m2 garage.

 

 

 

HICKS STREET, RED HILL ACT

The existing house was a semi-detached building with a party wall along the boundary to Block 47 and this presented considerable technical and planning difficulties. In addition, the slope of the site, made it necessary to have the houses semi detached and split level in part. The small size of the block gave only a 478m2 building zone on this site, and the client's brief stipulated each house at around 220m2 including garages.

 

DOMINION CCT, FORREST ACT

Seven luxury apartments initially designed and documented by a major Sydney firm. Our firm fine tuned the design and responded to problems from local authorities as it went through its approvals stage.

 

ARNDELL STREET, MACQUARIE ACT

A dual occupancy development in an inner Belconnen RZ2 zone. Completed in mid 2011.

 

DOONKUNA STREET, BRADDON ACT

An extension to an existing residence in Canberra's inner north. This area had heritage guidelines which restricted the amount of developable area. Completed in mid 2011.

DOONKUNA STREET, REID ACT

Another development in the same street. A dual occupancy in a zone with heritage restrictions. The first stage was completed in early 2102

 

 

 

 

 

BRIGALOW STREET, LYNEHAM ACT

An early development of five aged persons units done in the 1990s

WILCOX PL , CHISHOLM ACT

A dual occupancy development in Tuggeranong ACT. We were asked to design a new house on the rear of the site, with three bedrooms and carport. The site was approximately 984m2 which allowed 288m2 of GFA. Completed late 2009.

EGGLESTON CRESCENT, CHIFLEY ACT

A dual occupancy in an RZ2 zone in the Woden Valley. .

 

DENNY STREET, LATHAM ACT

A new granny flat addition on a tight battleaxe block. An existing double garage will have to be demolished to fit it in.

   

 

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