Claude Bailey Architecture & Design

Monaghan Farm

Lanseria

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This is a lifestyle estate of about 500 hectares immediately north of Lanseria. It is a gated community based on food-security which is aligned to nature conservation rather than the golf-estate principles, which contribute to the sustainability of the community. The approach is wide ranging from exploring alternative architectural principles, building methods, house services and animal husbandry. This project is a thorough and comprehensive investigation of alternatives that exist to the status quo of contemporary urban living. It could be countered that the proposal is exclusive but there are many principles o_ ered that could be considered for broader adaptation. It speaks to societal issues and explores a unique opportunity in an anthropologically sensitive area. The project is celebrated for its analysis of an existing situation and its o_ ering of a variety of solutions for sustainable lifestyles while still keeping close to a suburban experience.