PTA Architecture are currently preparing concept design sketches for a series of proposed Interdependent Living Units (ILUs) in Echuca. The proposed ILUs form part of a larger Master Planning project for the Echuca Community for the Aged.
The proposed development features a range of passive design principles, such as large eaves and considered building orientation, which are well suited to the local climate. Each house is centered around a courtyard, which presents an alternative to the typical backyard for private open space. This enables the backyard to function as a open, community space, connecting residents.