All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Habitat Live/Work / DFJ Architects

Habitat Live/Work / DFJ Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones + 10

Byron Bay, Australia
More Specs Less Specs
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Text description provided by the architects. Live/Work’s intention is to provide a new building prototype, featuring basic, but good-quality housing with articulated workspaces. The prevalence of self-employment in Byron Shire and absence of affordable housing often sees people living illegally in mezzanines over their businesses in industrial units.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

One of the instigating factors in the development of Habitat was the desire to provide a smarter version of this functional set-up, with better design, amenity and quality of life. The Live/Work precinct sees 24 residences with workspaces set over two levels. A 60 square-metre commercial space on the ground floor has its own bathroom and kitchenette.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Above, sits an 80 square-metre one-bedroom apartment with independent access, featuring open-plan living and north-facing deck. The downstairs space can be used for retail, office or creative industries workshops, activating the public domain and providing interest at street level.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Project gallery

See all Show less
About this office
Cite: "Habitat Live/Work / DFJ Architects" 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933859/habitat-live-work-dfj-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.