Weekly Podcast: Episode 27 - CHT Architects discuss Melbourne's changing apartment landscape

Laurence DragomirAugust 16, 20180 min read

This week on our weekly podcast I sit down with CHT Architects Director David Carabott and Associate Directors Mark Spraggon and Felipe Strahovsky to discuss the changing landscape of the Melbourne apartment market, and their collective experience and observations working on multi-residential projects.

As part of a wide ranging discussion we cover topics such as;

  • the impact of Better Apartment Standards (BADS) on apartment design and affordability the need to develop more diverse housing typologies to cater to a wider cross-section of society including families;
  • the perception of apartment living and how it has gradually evolved over the last few years;
  • the need to unlock the inner and middle ring suburbs for development, rather than relying on the Melbourne CBD, Southbank and Docklands to do all the heavy work and;
  • we also briefly touch on Fishermans Bend and the work CHT have undertaken within the urban renewal area, and how critical 

Listen below to find out more and remember to subscribe via Soundcloud or iTunes. Also in case you missed it here's Episode 26 with Alastair Taylor.

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.
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