Breathe Architecture

An early glimpse of Nightingale Village's first buildings

With residents moving into the recently completed Nightingale designed by Breathe Architecture - who first championed the concept of ethical community-driven projects via the award-winning The Commons - and with Nightingale 's 2, 3 & Nightingale Brunswick East all hot on its heels, the attention now turns to Nightingale Village. Nightingale is based on the principles of the German baugruppen model which provides an alternative approach to...

Emphasis on sustainable design for Milieu's latest in Brunswick

Milieu Property's latest Brunswick residential project is looking to bolster the suburb's growing design-driven credentials in higher density living. The area in and around Anstey Station, in particular, is establishing a reputation for high-end sustainable and community-driven design, with Milieu's Breese Street the latest project intent on becoming reality. DKO Architecture and Breathe Architecture have collaboratively designed the seven level...

QVM's Market Garden Pavilion reduced to half its original size

Last year Urban Melbourne reported that the City of Melbourne had voted in favour of revised draft plans for the Q2 area of the Queen Victoria Market Renewal Project. The endorsed scheme reduced the size of the footprint of works in exchange for a deeper excavation for the below-ground facilities at the western end of Sheds A, B, C & D. As a result, the eastern sections of the sheds, adjacent to Queens Street, no longer require removal...

Three Melbourne projects indicative of the times

The well documented surge in apartments within the CBD over recent years looks to be dissuading developers from the inner city residential apartment sector. Whilst the masses of apartments roaring toward completion have taken the steam out of the apartment market, hotel and student accommodation projects have, in the interim, attracted a proportionately larger slice of the planning pie. City of Melbourne are handling three prime examples, all of...

Breathe Architecture conceive QVM's new market facility

The first tangible building that heralds the start of the Queen Victoria Market's (QVM) renewal is now at advertising . Breathe Architecture has designed a new structure, which will act as a temporary market facility whilst the QVM undergoes its comprehensive overhaul. Absorbing a tract of land adjacent to Queen Street, Market Garden as it has been dubbed will cater for traders that are currently spread over airsheds A, B, C and D. In line with...

Nightingale heads back to planning in the wake of VCAT's howler

Thrust into the spotlight last year, Brunswick's Nightingale apartment development has re-entered Moreland's planning system after VCAT revoked the project planning permit in a highly contentious decision. At 6 Florence Street, the project became a poster boy of sorts for current planning inconsistencies with the project's approval nullified due to a lack of onsite car parking even though it is located within metres of Anstey Railway Station,...

Nightingale takes off

Last week Moreland Council presided over one of the most important planning applications it will see all year. The project in judgement was the Nightingale Apartments , a five storey proposal in a small off-street in Brunswick Victoria. What makes this application of such importance is that it is being undertaken using the same design principles and development strategy as its neighbour across the road ‘ The Commons ’. The Commons , by Breathe...