- Living Developments
- Project Details
- Located in a quiet part of Braddon on a
leafy tree lined street, the site epitomises the garden
city character of Canberra, while integrating and
enhancing the existing urban fabric of Braddon.
The design replicates the character of these original
dwellings by creating a series of similarly scaled
buildings each separated by open stairways. Vistas
are provided through the building between the front
and rear gardens so that you are always aware of the
landscape around you.
Like the garden city itself the garden within the
complex is communal to ensure enjoyment by all
residents on the complex, acting as a meeting and
relaxation space for social interaction.
All dwellings have northern orientation with appropriate
overhangs to control solar access in summer and
winter. Fences and privacy screens are designed to
allow solar penetration, creating a beautiful dappled
The passive principals applied to each dwelling;
including thermal mass, cross ventilation, solar
orientation and control - maximises comfort for its
residents while reducing costs in heating, cooling
and artificial lighting.
The combination of urban design, sustainability, and
materiality; has successfully created a building that
enhances its location and builds upon the character
of the inner north.
2015 - The Sydney Ancher Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing, Australian Institute of Architects
“Lowanna is a timely exemplar of quality low rise, medium density building that shows how urban infill can contribute to the street and community in which it sits.” — 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Awards Jury