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    A good example of medium-density development in Brisbane, Australia

    Hello everyone

    Long time since I last posted but I figured I would share these photos with you all.

    This development at Carindale, in Brisbane's eastern suburbs, 10 kilometres east of the CBD is one of the best examples of medium-density development I have seen in Brisbane. The development incoorporates a row of terrace houses with rear garages accessed by a laneway. Some of the rear access garages have one bedroom studios above them.


    http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1


    http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1


    http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1


    http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1


    http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1

    At the moment the development is overlooked by the top level of the carpark at Carindale Shopping Centre. However, as part of a later stage of the development a 7 storey apartment building will be built to block the views from the shopping centre.
    Great mindless think alike.

    Planning my way out of wet paper bag since 2003

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    Hey what is this estate called? Just because it looks like a cookie cutter replica of one in the LGA i work in!
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    The estate is called Solito and was developed by Australand Holdings Pty Ltd.
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    What the heck is an LGA?
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    What the heck is an LGA?
    Local Government Area- municipality, council area.. you get the idea
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    LGA = MCD! (Minor Civil Division)
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    worthwhile effort...butt-ugly houses!
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    This thread is weird for me, a collegue and regular lurker saw this thread and turned to me and said the same thing as me- it looks exactly like what we have in our lga- except different developer. This is the tyoe of architecture we have to put up with in our new housing estates- very inspiring isnt it
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    Sure it's not that good but it beats wasting the site on a townhouse development.
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    I kinda like them...I've seen much worse. I'd choose this over a single family in one of the faux-Spanish seas of beige stucco that are being thrown up around here. I also like the fact that the street frontage wont be so littered with vehicles as developments with driveways in front are. What is the target market for a project like this?
    Adrift in a sea of beige

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    While it's not really my thing, it is different and it's nice to see the smaller setbacks, detached sidewalks, etc. It would go great in Los Angeles, as long as you can fit your H2 in the garage

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    Target market is professionals and well heeled baby boomers who can afford the project. Prices in the development range from AU$520,000 to AU$605,000.
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