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Malvern East

Malvern East firms as a new apartment hotspot

Urban Melbourne has in the past highlighted various locations as forthcoming apartment hotspots, with Collingwood's Smith Street and Lygon Street Brunswick East the most notable two notable examples. Malvern East on the other hand may come across as a suburb less likely to attract a mass of apartment developments. Yet that is what postcode 3145 is in the process of doing, with 12 apartment projects currently listed in the Urban Melbourne project...

The making of Malvern East

The making of Malvern East as an apartment stronghold that is. Established leafy streets aside, a large tract of Malvern East fronting Dandenong Road is steadily morphing from low-rise commercial/detached housing use to a higher density residential enclave. The area is subject to a structure plan implemented by City of Stonnington which as seen below in Rothe Lowman's recent application for 887 Dandenong Road, generally encourages built form to...

Some Architects EAT style for Malvern East

Ideally bland designs have no place in our fair city so a degree of quirkiness is generally a good trait when you're a leading architecture firm. Architects EAT certainly can't be accused of being dull, with their website carrying a host of interesting, visually appealing projects located both in Melbourne and the Philippines. So it was with great mirth that Architects EAT list Darth Vader sporting purple sunnies as the principal inspiration for...

Development & Planning

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:30
OSK Property's first foray into the Melbourne market appears to be on track with the first stage of its six tower, Melbourne Square development on Southbank receiving stage one endorsement from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 00:00
On 2 January 2017, it was reported that several popular eateries and bars in Footscray had been vandalised, including the perennially successful 8 Bit Burgers on Droop Street, and Up In Smoke on Hopkins Street. 8 Bit had the warm new year's welcome gift of 14 smashed windows and the words “F**k off hipster scum” spray-painted on their entrance.

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:00
Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was the extraordinary projections upon the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Transport & Design

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 00:00
Melbourne now has a second vertical school campus under construction. McCorkell Constructions is in charge of the build that will deliver a new integrated educational and communal facility on the corner of Highett and Gleadell Street, Richmond. Designed by Hayball, Richmond High School as it has been labelled will be built for 650 students, and has an overall value of $43 million.

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).