Goodfellow Architects LTD Martin
Goodfellow & James Decent
Martin and James have 30 years combined design and construction experience in realising and delivering award winning spaces. Both have worked for international award winning practices Dixon Jones and Dow Jones in the UK before setting up Decent Goodfellow Architects in 2016.
Homes LLC Anthony
Blossom Homes have a proven record in delivering quality homes on time and on budget. The Principles have built over 1300 homes and have over 30 years combined experience in the construction industry. They have particular expertise in ‘green’ sustainable building in the Cleveland area.
Taking inspiration from historical Shaker craftsmanship, we are proposing a new approach to housing that fits in with the traditional neighbourhood. In regenerating the individual plots and area as a whole, we are offering a number of types attractive to a broader range of residents, which will entice a new generation of homeowners to Moreland. We hope that these designs will act as a pattern book to inspire replication in other communities in the region.
The simple beautiful form takes historical reference from the Shaker pitched roof gable end. Large contemporary windows and clerestory glazing is placed to bathe the interior with light. The entrance arrangement to the dwellings are flexible to suit the user’s needs (live or live/work). Facade scale and massing has been taken from existing dwellings and traditional plot sizes of the neighbourhood. The silhouette of the pitched roofs and colonnade/balcony at street level take reference from the vernacular which maintains the continuity of the streetscape. Although contemporary, the design has been considerate to be in keeping and compliments the local architecture.
Choosing the 3 lot site has allowed us to investigate different house arrangements to provide a number of options from single to multiple dwellings to diversify the local housing stock. There are 3 types (A, B & C) where the plans can be arranged to offer live work or just live options. The introduction of small businesses such as, painting/furniture workshops, cafes and galleries will enrich the identity of the area. The retention of the front porch allows for this flexibility enabling open thresholds at street level. Developments have been kept within planning infill rules 40ft front, 25 back, 5 side, 10 drive side.
The 3 building types can be arranged in any order as the individual footprints have been kept uniform to fit within a single standard lot size. Where more than one lot is being developed there is an opportunity to break the standardised formula of infill and open up shared external spaces between. These semi private spaces can be used to complement small enterprises.
Simple light flooded flexible spaces have been created using a minimal palette of materials. A modern take on the historical Shaker style.
The building fabric will embrace the European detail to produce green highly energy efficient performance. Notably, the introduction of underfloor heating, highly insulated envelope and harvesting of solar energy. If the site orientation does not allow efficient placement of solar panels, air or ground source heat pumps can be introduced. The homes have been made accessible to a wider audience by providing dwellings at a number of scales. Circulation widths have been kept generous and rooms have been arranged to maximise plan efficiency.
Based on a construction price of $120 per square foot this can move either way pending final specification
Designs have been pragmatically created to be realised on multiple or single lots. The team would be interested in constructing all scales.