LDA/MBA Charity Houses, Deakin

  • LDA/MBA Charity Houses, Deakin
  • LDA/MBA Charity Houses, Deakin
  • LDA/MBA Charity Houses, Deakin
  • LDA/MBA Charity Houses, Deakin
  • LDA/MBA Charity Houses, Deakin

About the Project

Client: MBA / LDA
Size: 301m² & 258m²
Cost: $1.2M
Completion Date: November 2016

The Master Builders Association of the ACT (MBA) and the Land Development Agency (LDA) have partnered with Renaissance Homes and AMC Architecture to design and deliver a new Charity House Project for 2016. The LDA is contributing two adjoining separate title in-fill parcels of land in Deakin and MBA members, led by Renaissance Homes and AMC Architecture, are donating (or providing at low cost) professional consultancy services, construction materials and labour costs. As the third Charity House Project of this type, the 2015-16 offering will deliver, for the first time, two home and land packages to market for auction in 2016.

The more than $2m net proceeds from the auctions where distributed amongst 9 local charities supporting people with a disability including:

  • Boundless Children’s Playground – 55%
  • Hands Across Canberra – 20%
  • Hartley Lifecare – 15%.
  • Early Morning Centre, Salvation Army, Uniting Care, St Vincent De Paul Society, Ozhelp, Everyman – 10%

The AMC design concept explored 2 very different dwelling types – a single storey dwelling which was designed to Gold liveable standards for the burgeoning downsizers market and a two-storey, 5 bedroom dwelling designed for a young family looking to take advantage of the inner south location with all of its benefits. Both dwellings incorporate a palette of materials which sit comfortably in the Deakin context but with contemporary architectural forms. Both were well received on auction day  and the neighbours in Buxton Street.

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