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FourSQ throws open its display suite for No. 108 in Fitzroy

Property developer FourSQ are opening the doors of their warehouse inspired display suite for luxury townhouse development, No. 108, located at 108 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, following an unprecedented sales campaign which has seen seven of the eight residences sold in five weeks. The development, which has broken price barriers with townhouses priced from $1.6-2.3 million, has previously been accessible strictly by appointment only, but this...

Delta gets to the point on Doncaster Hill

Not too long after the site was successfully sold, Delta Property Group have moved to launch their latest project dubbed The Point Doncaster Hill. Formally 600 Doncaster Road, the relevant planning application encompassing 174 apartments was approved by Manningham City Council during May of this year. The permit and site were promptly offered for sale, with Colliers International and GormanKelly sealing the deal during August. After a short turn...

Creating a new typology: No. 108 Fitzroy

108 Leicester Street is a collection of eight multi-level Fitzroy townhouses that have been designed to respond to the changing face of multi-residential living in Melbourne. The hybrid inner-city dwellings combine developer/builder FOURSQ with Melbourne firm BKK Architects. The design acknowledges the housing typologies of the development's Fitzroy neighbourhood with unique identities to its primary street frontages. Along Young Street a...

Jewell Station's all-encompassing ethos set to provide a unique development outcome

Following on from the launch of the first of two apartment buildings that constitutes the new Jewell Station, Urban Melbourne took the opportunity to pose a number of questions to Neometro Director James Tutton. Extensively covered by Urban Melbourne during its inception, Jewell Station Precinct is the latest tract of land seeded by VicTrack in order to create a mixed-use, people friendly development outcome. Enter Neometro who have taken the...

BKK Architects the latest to enter Doncaster Hill

Doncaster Hill is set to receive another substantial apartment development. 600 Doncaster Road is currently holding at Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit with a full planning permit essentially a formality. Located on a prominent site bound by Elgar Road, Elgar Court and Doncaster Road, the twelve level project sits on the crest of Doncaster Hill and will maintain unfettered views toward Melbourne's CBD. Created by BKK Architects, the project...

54-56 Clarke and 10 Moreland enter the already strong development site field

Earlier in the month Urban Melbourne highlighted the strong field of development sites currently on the market, with a slant toward suburban sites holding sway over inner city offerings. Developers gazes may well be swing back to the inner city with two prime sites offered in the interceding time, will full approvals in tow. 54-56 Clarke Street, Southbank Planning Minster of the day Matthew Guy labelled it "a revolutionary change for the way...

Discussing apartment living with BKK's Simon Knott

Following on from last week's piece on Cirqua comes the second installment of Urban Melbourne's chat with BKK Director Simon Knott encompassing aspects of the practice's work, the lure of apartment living and the ever changing landscape of the apartment market. Laurence Dragomir: We touched on the focus being on the owner occupier market with relation to the Cirqua development, but have you found that coming to the fore in the types of multi-res...
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BKK's Simon Knott talks Cirqua, Ivanhoe East

Designed by BKK Architects, for developer Cubik , Cirqua is located at 206 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East and comprises 44 bespoke and expansive 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which offer owners the choice of one of 36 individually articulated interior floor plans. We have chosen to build Cirqua to this level of design quality because we wanted to have an inherent sense of architectural beauty about it. Jim Fagan, Cubik A key design feature...

BKK's latest far from mundane

Never a firm for bland designs, BKK Architects have unveiled three of their latest creations which are set to grace the Melbourne landscape. Delivering a high level of design diversity, Cirqua Ivanhoe East, Jewell Station and a Fitzroy townhouse project are the latest in a long line of architecturally diverse projects the CBD-based practice has conceived. At varying stages of the development cycle, the three residential projects seek to bring a...

Development & Planning

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 06:00
Almost three years to the day of Urban Melbourne covering Eq. Tower's planning application , ICD Property's 62-storey tower at 127-141 A'Beckett Street has held its topping out ceremony. The event held onsite yesterday coincided with the first round of residents settling on apartments within the Elenberg Fraser designed scraper.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00
The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”.

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Transport & Design

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:30
The recent approval of Sterling Global 's mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street adds to the influx of towers with international influence leaving their mark not only on Melbourne's skyline, but the city's streetscapes. The $700 million mixed-use tower, a collaboration between French design architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel and local Australian executive architect Architectus, has been designed with people at its core.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00
Timber mid-rise buildings are becoming the preferred choice for many stakeholders in Melbourne, due to a combination of factors, including cost-effectiveness, liveability, ease and efficiency of construction. Within the recent National Construction Code change, Deemed-To-Satisfy provisions allow mid-rise timber construction for buildings up to 25 metres “effective height” (typically, eight storeys).