generation y | mixed use
[Generation Y Mixed Use Studio]
"young people who have grown up in the western suburbs find that, even with a decent job, they are unable to afford to live in the area. This has meant that they are faced with either having to continue to live at home or move out into the middle or outer suburbs"
This studio explored current urban development issues such as the growing demand for affordable urban housing, challenging the "non infill" orthodoxy, the challenges of small and constrained urban sites, relevant standards for housing and resource use and emerging design approaches. The establishment of an individual design approach to these issues was integral. Strong emphasis was therefore placed on innovative and practical suggestions that tackled, in a holistic and integrated manner, the affordability challenge.