This diminutive site – just 7.2m wide and 46m long, and previously used to park fifteen cars – has been transformed into three floating houses with raised gardens, while retaining most of the commercial car parking below.
With a footprint of just 330m2, the development of this urban leftover space on Arthur street exemplifies the possibilities for ‘missing middle’ housing in Brisbane.
Three new terraces – each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms – offer the qualities of spaciousness, openness and natural light that residents appreciate in the sub-tropics.
The homes are separated by raised planters and decks, which provide ample outdoor space to the open plan living areas, and contribute to privacy.
REFRESH* Design’s interpretation of the Brisbane City Character Code enabled a third storey – built into the attic spaces – while conforming to the shape and proportion of surrounding homes.
Strategic placement of dormer windows makes these upper floors feel generous, with the added benefit of interesting special arrangements.