- Willhoughby, NSW
- Peter Tonkin, Paul Rolfe, Ruth Leiminer, Lahz Nimmo, Marsh Cashman Koolloos, RLDesign, Spackman Mossop
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer joined with the award-winning architectural practices Lahz Nimmo and Marsh Cashman Koolloos, Interior Designers, RLDesign and Landscape Architects, Spackman Mossop to provide a uniquely experienced consortium for the Willoughby Market Gardens project. The brief required the design and masterplanning of 80 houses, 15 of which would be accessible.
The union of the three practices provides an in-built strategy to achieve a desirable level of diversity, with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer as managing architects.
Landscape was considered an important aspect of the design to better integrate the development into the established neighbouring streetscape and to draw on the Burley Griffin urban planning of nearby Castlecrag with narrow streets and verge treatments and roadways shared with pedestrians. A series of typical house designs provided increased urban densities whilst maintaining environmental and privacy standards for each household.