The “Found” Middle

In December 2016 John Henry Architects entered a competition for sustainable affordable housing in Sydney.

Sydney housing is lacking the much needed low-rise medium density housing, which has been named the ‘Missing Middle’. With population growth in Sydney, these forms of low-rise medium density housing are required and will become the popular means of affordable living in such an expensive city.

This design is based around the Manor style of housing predominately with 3-4 dwellings in each building. However unlike a traditional manor house, the design takes on a hybrid form of the terrace and manor house, which we have dubbed the “Tanor” house. The style of housing sees units interconnect with each other, where the rooftop of one unit becomes the terrace of another. It allows for a variety of dwelling sizes within the one building type.