How YarraBend's Cubic House pays homage to the heritage in Alphington

YarraBend stands as both a monument to history as well as a lens for the future of Alphington
How YarraBend's Cubic House pays homage to the heritage in Alphington
The rooftop crowning Cubic House. Image supplied
Jordan FidlerAugust 23, 2021

YarraBend stands as both a monument to history and a lens for the future of the Melbourne suburb of Alphington.

The masterplan, a reincarnation of the former Alphington Paper Mill site, has been identified as the World's Most Liveable suburb by 2025 by The Future Lab’s 2018 global liveability report.

It's the development by the Australian property group Glenvill, who are transforming the 16.5 hectare site.

They're keeping heritage features throughout the development, adapting and retaining building's such as the Alphington Paper Mill. Its red-brick foundations and towering smokestacks which defined the area for nearly a century are incorporated into Fourdrinier House, YarraBend's first release, set within the original paper mill building.

The most recent release, following Parkview Apartments, The Mills and Camber Lofts, is Cubic House, a contemporary apartment building of 89 apartments designed by DKO and Technē Architecture.

Cubic House will comprise primarily one and two-bedroom apartments. Its completion will be toward the final stages of YarraBend. Some residential components, including Parkview Apartments, are nearing completion as are parts of the Artisan Precinct.

Glenvill Group has been progressively rolling out various stages of the 16.5 hectare block of land, spread across the six precincts; Mills, Parkview, Artisan, Heritage, River Quarter and Outer Circle.

Cubic House is part of the Artisan precinct which draws on the character of neighbouring Melbourne suburbs like the well-established refinement of Kew and Ivanhoe, the multicultural charm of Fairfield and the eclectic offering of Melbourne’s inner-north. 

Apartments at Cubic House are warm and light-filled from floor-to-ceiling doors and windows that connect living spaces to the private balcony on offer in every individual apartment.

The mix of one and two-bedroom apartments comes with a choice in colour scheme and design, with a focus on either light or dark tones.

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