In a world growing in complexity, the significance of our housing as a haven for living, working, respite and renewal is ever increasing. The designed nature of housing, therefore, becomes very important. Housing in the future will likely need to work harder to accommodate a wider range of activities including personal care and even supported health as people age. It will need to facilitate both formal and informal support visits. Well-conceived, adaptive living environments, can assist a person to remain in their home and community for longer.
At Peddle Thorp, we champion the notion of ‘Integrated Living’. Although not a term unique to our organisation, for us it embodies a belief that through one’s life journey, the ‘hardware’ of housing must be conceived closely with the ‘software’ of socialisation, care and support. They are part of the same independent living ecosystem and are crucially integrated aspects.
INTEGRATED LIVING FOR AN INTEGRATED COMMUNITY
Peddle Thorp has created an Integrated Living Advisory Board (ILAB) that brings together industry experts and thought leaders who are well versed in the design, procurement and management of integrated housing developments and communities.
FEATURE PROJECT: THE ARBOR SHERWOOD
Brisbane Housing Company’s mission is to build and maintain quality affordable homes for people in need. Their vision is to create liveable communities, empower lives and enable transformation through provision of affordable housing. The new multi-residential development at Hood Street encapsulates this through the provision of a vertical senior’s community. The development facilitates inclusiveness and socialisation. The building provides an amplitude of communal spaces, with recreational areas provided at each level, thus encouraging interaction and socialisation within the development.
The Arbor on Hood Street provides occupants with a mix of apartment types to cater for varying needs, lifestyle and budget requirements. Design quality, adaptability, aging in place and affordability has been the mantra of the development, with these design considerations being the driving the process.