Presentation scale model complete with layout community plan and gardens.
The harsh Australian environment had to be accommodated for - Shipping containers left out in the bush - out near Cannamula were sure to heat up under the sun during the day and cool rapidly at night. Placement in valleys behind mounds was critical.
Due to the delicate nature of the project direct, primary sources were approached to help with the research project and for consultation.
Biomimicry from the ventilation properties of termite mounds were borrowed to ventilate the temporary shipping container shelters.
Royal Wold would have been contracted to modify existing shipping containers for the purpose of the shelter project.
The shelter had to support the activities undertaken by the people who are on their own "homelands". Community gardens are set up in areas where the community could meet.
The brief required a thorough knowledge of the PAC - People, Activities and Context that the design was for, how to encourage those aspects and to also be INNOVATIVE in some form.
Research into vertical gardens or rooftop gardens proved to provide some insulation properties. Ideally succulents would be used to suit the environment or small plants such as tomatoes and herbs or vines.
Potentially solar operated roofs lift during day to cool and close - to keep cold out at night.
Lockers & Bunks on internal of redesigned shipping containers.
External of Shipping container - it all comes together.
Layout is a squared form inside a larger square to create Community Squared concept.