Thursday Island Townhouses
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Thursday Island Townhouses

On Thursday Island at the top of Australia, these townhouses make the most of their location. Our master plan aimed to take advantage of the topography and views of this beautiful site in the Torres Strait and 20 townhouses were designed specifically for the tropical climate in mind.

01. Brief

JDA was tasked with masterplanning the development as well as designing each of the townhouses. As the project was for a government client, we had to keep strict budget constraints in mind, as well as a number of other performance requirements.

02. Remote & Complex

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Being a large project in one of the most remote parts of the country, we had to consider design and material choices to allow for ease of construction. Rather than creating a different design for each of the 20 townhouses, we developed a series of house types which responded to the orientation and topography of each of the sites. The roof forms of each townhouse maximise views, whilst also protecting from the sun and severe weather.

03. Outcome

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