Sydney Smart Home
This urban design project illustrate our team’s design submittal to the 2019 Sydney Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge and the process utilized to develop the scheme through several interdisciplinary and community workshops. Named one of seven collective winners of 230 world-wide entries, “Smart Home Sydney” introduces innovative affordable and sustainable housing and neighborhood models. The design proposes an investment corridor through Sydney’s downtown that utilizes data collection systems to deploy population health initiatives. Housing unit designs that incorporate smart home technology as well as proposals for financing and policy to deploy such technology. In addition, multi-modal transportation, aging in place, and smart homes create a hybrid to sustain this model for the future of cities challenged with affordable housing.