Recently Urban Melbourne looked at the generally high quality of its contemporary apartment building designs throughout Port Melbourne, but well, that was the entrée - as today we give an overview to the heavyweight that is St Kilda. Highly popular due to its setting, a beacon for the trendy, the wealthy and the... lucky, St Kilda will always lend itself to high quality apartment projects.
Developers realise higher off the plan prices are attainable, supply is somewhat limited and the iconic bayside suburb commands quality. Add a number of other contributing factors and architects are given greater leeway to deliver stunning, memorable designs. That such impressive low and mid-rise apartment buildings are present throughout the suburb is a nod to Port Phillip City Council's policies, developers and architects alike. In to particular order, here's Urban Melbourne's top three apartment building designs through St Kilda.
30 The Esplanade
Luna St Kilda
The Face (as seen below)
Architect A-R-M website provides the following description of this unique building, "By embracing the idiosyncrasies of St Kilda we have extended and reinforced this sense of civic quality in the architecture. The building is designed as an abstract, ornate object, standing as a sculptural element in the 'plaza' of the Carlisle-Acland Streets intersection."
Urban Melbourne has highlighted these three projects, expand the slideshow below to gain an appreciation of a cluster of other high quality residential buildings that call St Kilda home.