In the May/June edition of Architecture Australia, Philip Goldswain, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at the University of Western Australia, delivers a critique of two of CODA’s most recent projects, Women’s Health and Family Services and Building for Diversity, Foundation Housing.
Both projects occupy the same block in Northbridge and together they represent what makes this evolving location so interesting: a diverse user-base and a beautiful rendering of old and new architecture.
Goldswain concludes his 11-page peroration with the following: ‘these are difficult jobs with compromised sites and tiny budgets. These buildings show that with skill and careful consideration, talented architects can bring forth a humanity and generosity to be enjoyed by the users of their buildings. They also illustrate how a rich piece of urban fabric might be created through the clever engagement of existing fragments and new architecture.’