Design

Sharif Abraham's super sleek Northcote design on show

Northcote will sport a uniquely designed and essentially daring new mixed-use building should Darebin City Council provide approval for a current application on dsiplay. A distinct step away from most Melbourne buildings of a similar scale, Sharif Abraham Architects have gone above and beyond in terms of designing a striking visual marker. The long thin structure addressed 38 Arthurton Road is tucked up against the South Morang rail line and...

Melbourne adds the World’s Most Liveable suburb title via YarraBend

Melbourne's tag as the World’s Most Liveable city will have a companion, although the physical manifestation will not avail itself for a few more years yet. YarraBend which is the reincarnation of the former Alphington Paper Mill site has been identified as the World’s Most Liveable suburb by 2025. The Liveable City Futures report compiled by international trend forecasters, The Future Laboratory, anointed YarraBend as the suburb of choice based...

Elwood Park represents Dynamic Property Group's successful entry into development

Dynamic Property Group's move into the Melbourne development scene has been underlined with the success of their maiden project. Elwood Park is the first physical manifestation of the business created during 2016 by Sonya Miller and Olivia Christie. The $25 million Elwood project was launched to Market during March and immediately found traction with buyers. DKO Architecture and Mim Design were enlisted to bring the project to fruition,...

Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre

Intentions to create a new World Trade Center on Sydney's western periphery are gaining momentum. Infrastructure earmarked for the area, prompted by the construction of Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, will be fast-tracked by the state and federal governments. Adjacent to land reserved for the new airport, Sydney World Trade Center is backed by Aerotropolis Group who have in turn enlisted Woods Bagot for master plan design duties...

2018 Victorian Architecture Awards Shortlist announced

With more than half of Melbourne's architecture fraternity currently overseas to see Baracco + Wright & Linda Tegg's exhibition at the Australian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, the announcement of the shortlist for the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards took a slight backseat to social media (boasts) posts all over Venice. The 2018 awards program, run by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, saw a record 268...

Brunswick's progressive apartment design dynamic gains another devotee

Yet another Brunswick apartment development has gone to 'the green side'. A proposal for 211-213 Sydney Road currently before Moreland City Council is hoping to convert approval onsite for a more typical planning permit to one that includes heightened environmentally sustainable design aspects. Design practice Six Degrees have taken over design duties for the site, replacing what was a failed design and marketing campaign for The Saxon...

DKO Architecture on the changing face of hotel design

Last week alone three new hotels were confirmed for Melbourne, adding to the seemingly unrelenting boom in hotel development which has and will continue to deliver thousands of new rooms/suites citywide. Competition between design practices and developers to attract these new hotel operators is intense, and much along the lines of Melbourne's residential market, the competition and desire to discern one development from another has seen hotel...

A Southbank super site goes to market

The owners of the site with a permit to build the 55 Clarke Street project have put the site up for sale through Colliers International. In 2016 when we profiled the project , the 1,787 square metre site originally had a proposal for 73 levels that included 112 hotel suites and 512 apartments across all three main apartment configurations. Developer Newcity Group also engaged Ellenberg Fraser to design a tower that also included 120 car spaces...

Southbank by Beulah gains its design jury; should they become commonplace?

The jury for what shapes as Melbourne's largest single phase project has been announced. Southbank by Beulah is likely to see over 220,000 square metres of space split between hotel, residential, commercial, entertainment and technological uses. But before the $2 billion plus project can advance the process of selecting a winning design will play out. Touted as the first major mixed-used design competition of its calibre for Melbourne, Southbank...

Tandem tackles a tight Ferrars Street site

An oddly placed and shaped sliver of land is up for development as City of Port Phillip processes an application for 195-199 Ferrars Street. Tucked up against a light rail embankment and bound by Ferrars Street and City Road, the narrow site is now subject to a 10 level residential building looking to replace what was the Python Choppers Motorcycle Company digs. The site falls between the South Melbourne Central Activity Centre and Fishermans...

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