Taouk Architects

Melbourne's east throws up a sizeable residential opportunity

Mere weeks ago Urban covered VCAT's decision to approve development plans for 160 Whitehorse Road . Blackburn's largest development to date was given the green light after a planning push eventually secured the right to create a mixed-use project across the 8,767 square metre site. As many as 263 apartments are now approved for the development designed by Taouk Architects which was anointed Blackburn Place. The development though has now been...

160 Whitehorse Road's approval pushes Blackburn's apartment pipeline toward 1,000

Little to no media attention has been given to VCAT's decision to approve development plans for 160 Whitehorse Road. Proponents behind the bid to redevelop Blackburn's premier development site into a staged mixed-use project were met with success at Victoria's planning tribunal late last month. As many as 263 apartments are now approved for the development designed by Taouk Architects which has been christened Blackburn Place. The approval has...

Prospect Street shapes as Box Hill's next go-to development strip

High-rise development sites number four and five have come under the microscope along Box Hill's Prospect Street, further pushing its credentials as the suburb's next major apartment strip. Running parallel to Whitehorse Road, Prospect Street is "in an area inviting substantially increased intensity of use and activities consistent with an increased urbanisation." Latest into the limelight is 34-36 Prospect Street which is a major residential...

Blackburn's 'Lexus' site edges closer to major development, but...

Taouk Architects continue to refine a working design for Blackburn's 'Lexus' site. Newly released imagery of the mixed-use development for the substantial land holding at 160 Whitehorse Road now includes a heightened degree of complexity and design detail, and is similar to earlier concepts in showing multiple buildings rising to 14 levels. The project which includes near on 400 apartments has however stumbled at its initial planning run. Lodged...

Is this Box Hill's next big tower?

Taouk Architects may be preparing the latest entrant into Box Hill's flourishing apartment tower scene. The expanding architecture firm is running with detailed images of a substantial residential tower at 34-36 Prospect Street. Whether or not the images form part of a package that will head to planning remains to be seen, but their emergence further reinforces Box Hill's apartment tower credentials. Currently 34-36 Prospect Street is a...