Future Housing Project

Learn more about our ambitions for the HOPES Inc Future Housing Project

Project Overview

Following the successful establishment of our first community at Laetare Court Moonah, HOPES has begun to assess the needs and requirements for a second community development.

HOPES Inc has been working with local architecture firm Cykel Architecture to develop a conceptual scheme for our Future Housing Project based on our research, feedback and design brief.

Please note these are concept designs only at this stage, and we are working to progress these designs based on further feedback and iteration.

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Conceptual HOPES Inc FHP siteplan, based on potential square footprint - by Cykel Architecture and HOPES Inc

Current Proposal - Stage One (April 2018)

"The HOPES Inc second site is a precinct focused on community living, highlighted by supported accommodation for people with acquired (ABI) and neurological disability and at the heart of the site, the community house".

Project requirements:

  • Optimally twelve (12) units, with consideration to a co- joined arrangement - each unit should have a minimum of two bedrooms;

  • Consider the Community House, space and garden;

  • Degrees of flexibility in both the macro and micro planning and design;

  • Consideration to parking, including both resident, visitor and staff.

Community House Scope

  • Able to accommodate all residents and ideally a family members (and staff);

  • Location not intrusive to residents, however in a centrally located position to offer a sense of presence;

  • Includes kitchen, toilet/s, office space, storage and the main communal space;

  • Relationship to communal garden.

The position of the Community House should be within a central location, accessible to all residents however not intrusive on their privacy.

Unit Concept

The residential units form the basis of the current proposal, addressing key design issues faced by individuals with ABI or neurological disabilities, as well employing general good design, sustainability and accessibility practices.

Key premise - filtered sequence of spaces from public to private enabling residents to avoid being thrust into over-stimulating spaces.

Key Unit Considerations

  • Consideration to create ample circulation space throughout unit to facilitate easy wheelchair navigation;

  • 'Filtered' experience to enable residents to break down sequence of spaces and more easily comprehend;

  • Generous, open planned living and private spaces;

  • Ample storage spaces, at accessible or adjustable heights.

Conceptual unit elevation - initial realisation of key design ideas, extending beyond 'traditional' design for people with a disability to create an attractive, warm, welcoming accessible residential unit.