Raising the Bar on Residential infill is a contract design research project undertaken for and with the South Australian State Planning Commission, the SA State Government Architect at the Office for Design and Architecture SA, and the SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport.
The project interprets, tests and demonstrates the key policy measures in South Australia's new state-wide Planning and Design Code, assessing their ability to deliver improved infill housing options for the suburbs. Key policy aspects are explored around:
The work involves graphically communicating policy requirements and their desired outcomes to a broad audience that includes policy makers, planners, architects, designers, the building industry and the general public. It requires a mix of diagrams and visualisations that succinctly and clearly demonstrate the ambitions of housing policy, which can often present as impenetrable to the end user.