Emmanuel Community House
Project Architect - Lanigan Architects
Construction - Bianchini Builders
Photography - Rob Frith
Competed in 2021
About the Residence
The Emmanuel Community House sets a new benchmark for disability housing in Perth, providing a safe environment for six people to live together and contribute to a common household.
It helps to combat social isolation because residents can remain largely independent, socially connected and productive members of society.
The design is fully accessible throughout and prioritises a strong sense of connection; within the house itself and also to the broader community.
Shared spaces include indoor and outdoor living areas, semi-private study nooks, and multiple dining options, so that residents can seek solitude without having to retreat to their bedrooms.
Every room looks out to low-water landscaped gardens, and a range of passive and active sustainability features make the house comfortable all year round.
Combining all the social benefits of share-house living with the support of group housing, this project has the capacity to transform the lives of future residents.