Living Spaces Design Competition
The split terrace typology presents flexible form with a 'house-like' image. The architectural proposal follows a humane approach, proposing a new iteration of the typical terraced house so as to provide a suburban amenity and density with flexibility in size to cater for a rapidly ageing and diverse population.
The accommodation is proposed as individual houses which have been ‘split’ into a staggered terrace. The strategy of utilising the compact and slender typology of the terrace allows each house to be placed with a degree of flexibility behind the building setback line so as to create an 'informal' series of clusters.
The traditional detached house plan is split into two halves creating a large open-plan living/kitchen space. This space is seen as the focus for the house and directly addresses both the street and garden space to the rear. The other half provides a ground floor bedroom or study, a bathroom and an internal light well.
Each ‘split’ terrace can be configured to allow for a number of different configurations, from one bed up to ten.