Reinstating a verandah to extend a living room
DESIGN IDEA: Provide windows, terraces and verandahs off common rooms that have good vision down onto the street (or other areas of activity) and are close enough for a resident to be able to chat to someone passing by. These spaces should be shaded and a minimum of 2.5 metres deep to allow someone to sit at a table or be wheeled out in a bed. A balustrade and planting should allow vision of the street and provide a buffer to limit people accessing the building through the verandah.
PROJECT: Elements that comprised the design included the space created on the verandah, large sliding doors that helped to support the flow of activity from rooms out to the deck space and shade screens to the outside of the balustrades that both helped keep the building cool and provided privacy to residents and staff.