First look: Anthony John Group plot Milton apartment tower inspired by a Paperbark Tree

Bureau^proberts noted in the design statement submitted to the Brisbane City Council that the dramatic growth of Australian cities has required new approaches to high density living
First look: Anthony John Group plot Milton apartment tower inspired by a Paperbark Tree
The tree-inspired tower in the heart of Milton. Image credit: Bureau^proberts
Joel Robinson September 20, 2022

Brisbane is set to welcome on of its most striking buildings.

The latest apartment plans by diversified property developer Anthony John Group are for a tree-inspired development.

Bureau^proberts were inspired by the Melaleuca Quinquereme, or the Paperbark Tree, for the design, the building form mimicking the trunk, and the facade layering and colour palette imitating bark.

The 24-level tower will home just 50 apartments.

First look: Anthony John Group plot Milton apartment tower inspired by a Paperbark Tree

Bureau^proberts noted in the design statement submitted to the Brisbane City Council that the dramatic growth of Australian cities has required new approaches to high density living.

"This infill tower in Milton, Brisbane provides 50 generous residences that respond to its subtropical climate and urban context," the architecture firm wrote in their submission.

 

"The tower takes on the expressive metaphor of the Melaleuca or Paper bark tree, seen in many of the surrounding streets of Milton, in developing a strategy to challenge the traditional built form that dominates the city fabric and skyline.

First look: Anthony John Group plot Milton apartment tower inspired by a Paperbark Tree

"The organic form is derived from the built context surrounding the site where an ovular form is arranged to suit views and aspect through adjacent sites and beyond to distant landmarks. The colours of the trunk of a Melaleuca of white, tan and grey are reflected in the elemental screen of the tower and podium.

"Its shape is adjusted up the tower to suit the range of plan shapes that create variety of living options from two bed apartments to large home apartments."

There will be four apartment per floor up to level nine, a mix of two and three-bedroom apartments. From level nine upwards will be half floor four-bed apartments.

First look: Anthony John Group plot Milton apartment tower inspired by a Paperbark Tree

They will run to level 21, the 365 sqm sub penthouse, which spans a whole floor. That has a further 80 sqm balcony space.

Above on level 22 is the resident amenity which will include a resort style pool with spa and day beds, a gym, steam room, and a private dining space.

Crowning the unique tower is a two level penthouse. Occupying the 240 sqm lower level is the living zones, an open plan kitchen living and dining with butlers and wine storage, which opens to a balcony with pool. There's also a guest bedroom and an MPR on this level. Upstairs, via a spiral staircase or lift, the second level has a further three bedrooms, including the master with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, as well as a private gym and study. 

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is the Editor in Chief at Urban.com.au, managing Urban's editorial team and creating the largest news cycle for the off the plan property market in the country. Joel has been writing about residential real estate for nearly a decade, following a degree in Business Management with a major in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University in England. He specializes in off the plan apartments, and has a particular interest in the development application process for new projects.

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