A sheltered place to sit at the entry
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: The components of the design included the addition of large sliding doors from a living room to the courtuyard, planting in the couryard, a retracted awning, integration of bench seats and the construction of an awning to the arrival point. The sliding doors were very light weight and made it easy for people to move in and out of the building. The rest of the features supproted the courtyard being a sheltered, light-filled space that would be provide a good place to sit.