Todlaw Supported Housing

Todlaw Supported Housing

Todlaw Supported Housing

Oliver Chapman Architects
Copyright: Angus Bremner


The strategy of using a housing rather than an institutional model for the care of people with substantial disabilities and illnesses has been carried out with clarity and has produced a piece of housing which would be admirable for any occupation. The occupants feel that they are living in the town in the same way as everyone else. Clearly this is a project of great significance to its users.

This is a project with an extremely low budget yet the architects have achieved buildings of quality and beauty. Economy is achieved in the repetition of built elements but distinctions are achieved through shifts in colour and orientation. There is a delicate play between consistency and variation. The arrangement offers beautiful vistas and composition.

 

 
 
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