Ivanhoe's latest apartment proposal provides a grand public gesture

John Demos Architects have conceived a new apartment building with the expectation that the project be an appropriate design gesture for a key Ivanhoe infill site. Vacant for many years, 40 Upper Heidelberg Road was in the past subject to a smaller apartment development that failed to materialise. The current project team led by developer SB&G Group have sought a reinvigorated and much larger apartment project for the triangular gateway site...

Ivanhoe's largest mixed-use project emerges as Bellelle

A substantial mixed-use development set for the former Courtney and Patterson Ford auto site looks to be creeping toward reality, with promotional signage appearing onsite labelling the project Bellelle. With a primary address of 37-69 Bell Street, the Hayball-designed project set across a roughly 8,925sqm plot also maintains frontages to Lynden Avenue and Myrtle Street. After revisions which saw the initial scheme trimmed to better meet Council...

Banyule bustles with new apartment projects

Banyule is beginning to witness an upswing in projects entering the Urban Melbourne Project Database as apartment developments within the municipality begin to take a foothold as with many other parts of Melbourne. 2015 witnessed a new high benchmark set for the area with the Fender Katsalidis-designed Ivanhoe Apartments gaining approval at 14 levels, becoming Banyule's tallest approved development to date. Ivanhoe Apartments is approved and at...

Development & Planning

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 16:00
In November 2017 City of Stonnington received amended plans for 671 Chapel Street wherein the architect for the project, Architecton, has reduced the overall height of the building which in turn has reduced the overall amount of dwellings planned for the project.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 13:00
The Victorian Government has announced it will ban the use of aluminium cladding panels that have a polyethylene core of more than 30% and expanded polystyrene will also be banned on buildings with 3 or more levels. The changes were announced by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on Saturday morning along with new guidelines for building surveyors.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00
Works on the new purpose-built Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) headquarters were completed late last year. Now occupied, the 10-storey mixed-use complex at 535 Elizabeth Street was built by Multiplex and accommodates the organisation’s 165 staff within the 16,820 square metre building.

Sustainability & Environment