Place of publicationGeelong, Australia
Research statementFamilies in Australia are increasingly raising their children in apartments, despite these dwellings being designed and marketed for those without children. While apartment living has many benefits for families with children, design that does not consider children as residents, can be challenging for families. This report was commissioned as the third stage of research to analysis and recommendations for how the Victorian planning system can better support child/family friendly apartment buildings. This stage used the recommendations of stage two to evaluate design entries for an international design competition.
Aims: this report:
•tReviews the four winning plans for the Future Homes project.
•tIdentifies aspects of those designs which complement the findings of the HOME Research Hub report Design Considerations for Child and Family Friendly Apartments and thus support the health and wellbeing of families with children
•tIdentifies opportunities for improvement to the schemes.
•tReview will take the form of a tabulated evaluation of each scheme against the criteria for provided in the HOME Research Hub report Design Considerations for Child and Family Friendly Apartments:
•tQuantitative evaluation will be provided via a sliding 5-level scale (ranging from poor/no alignment to excellent alignment with recommendations).
•tExplanation will be provided for each evaluation.
Results: evaluation were provided for four designs across 22 criteria.
Publication classificationA5 Minor research monograph