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Brick Tower South Yarra
Housing Dandenong
Housing Windsor
Mechanics Institute Mildura
Rural Learning Centre Marlo
School Portable Landscape
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Department of Human Services
2 Raleigh Street, Windsor
use Public Housing
area 14,000sqm
cost $14,900,000
completed 2001 Project

An Environmentally Sustainable Housing Design Competition entry, this design confronts the social stigma of slab block housing. The scheme addresses issues of ownership and privacy, each unit receives direct, passively controlled northern light and a yard with front door access. Water recycling is celebrated with the provision of on-site water features. Security is addressed by providing passive surveillance to all apartments.