The Rightsize Service

The Rightsize Service

Alternative housing proposal

The Rightsize Service is a proposal that aims to address the increasing problem of substandard housing development through DIY development.

Part design-led approach, part finance and management model, home-owners are motivated to create new dwellings within existing houses.

The service would be supported by development advice and new loan and property management approaches.

The proposal leverages the potential of domestic space, the DIY ambition of homeowners and the regulatory potential of community housing providers to lift the affordability, quality and diversity of housing in the City of Sydney local area. 

View proposal (PDF 681.8 KB)

About the team

The Rightsize team is a collaboration of built environment professionals with a growing track record of real-world solutions for the densification and diversification of housing in established communities.

Dr Alysia Bennett is a lecturer at Monash University, former architectural researcher in the Tasmanian Government’s Office of the State Architect and is affiliated with Cumulus Studio.

Dr Damian Madigan is a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia, registered architect and member of the South Australian State Government’s Design Review Panel.

Dr Dana Cuff is a professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California Los Angeles, adjunct professor at Monash University and founder of UCLA cityLAB. 

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Last updated: Friday, 14 June 2019