project missing middle competition
scope design in association with
eeles trelease architects
the missing middle design competition was held by the nsw government for designers to test its draft design guide for complying development in medium density housing.
the competition entry critiqued the prevailing idea of side-by-side dual occupancy developments on typical suburban lots. it called for flexibility to the rules on a site by site basis, to allow dwellings to be built to the front and rear of typical suitable lots such as corners and those with dual frontages onto a street and a park, river, canal etc. this front and back model allows for more usable garden space and greater access to views, sunlight and ventilation. to demonstrate this idea for the competition, a suitable site in earlwood, sydney was chosen to examine