Boonooloo Road Grouped Housing Project


CODA Studio was commissioned by a client with extensive building and commercial construction knowledge to undertake a grouped housing project at Boonooloo Road in Kalamunda. The project involved the construction of 4 grouped infill dwellings on a 4,000sqm lot that had previously held two standard dwellings. The project seeks to reinvent the common approach to infill development currently prevalent across Perth.

Whilst all four dwellings are independent of one another (semi-detached), the design language is common across the development. Economical building systems and finishes are brought to life with careful consideration to spatial planning and the articulation of threshold moments. This design tests both new plan typologies and prefabricated Structurally Insulated Wall Panels (SIP) and responds to the limitations of SIP systems, particularly ground slab junctions. Opportunities for ancillary dwellings are also tested, with the 4th bedroom fitted with capped services for retrofit; the villa becomes a 3 bedroom home with separate accommodation (bedsit or granny flat) or home office in the future. 

Joyful insertions of colour and a restrained palette of sophisticated materials further elevate this project beyond what’s become typical in our suburbs.