12 residential care units
Permanent, independent and supported living for young people with disabilities
Featuring 12 residential care units with ensuites, kitchenettes and private terrace, Asher House revolves around the notion of home as a spatial tool, with units facing onto a street, organised around a central square.
Careful consideration of materials and finishes, along with access to natural light and view corridors to landscape were important factors in supporting wellbeing in relationship to the natural environment.
The common areas maximise key views to the landscape by providing internal corridors filled with light and vista. Each individual room is designed with an orientation to provide generous outdoor garden views, despite the constraining nature of a site with limited area for landscaping.
Asher House achieves a balance between positive residential health care and function efficiency. The back of house and support areas are designed to provide efficient and safe staffing and operation, with unobtrusive supervision, refuge and relief for staff when required.
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