Warehouse living was first introduced to Melbourne in the mid-1970s, when architects Graeme Gunn and Leonard Hayball, converted a furniture warehouse in South Yarra into apartments.
Open House Melbourne returns each year to offer architecture fans a chance to take a peek inside some of Melbourne’s most notable architect designed homes.
Early this year saw the successful launch of Nightingale Housing’s Nightingale 1, in Melbourne’s Brunswick.
As the price of land heads north, so does the height of residential buildings. Where two storeys was once the norm, now it’s common to find homes with at least three levels.
All people, no matter their age, are influenced by their surroundings, and a space’s design should inform how we use that space. For children, this is especially important as they learn to navigate and be inspired by the world around them. We’ve discovered Australian six childcare centres that incorporate fun, fresh design with sustainability.
Architects and designers regularly complain about town planners, and working through the ever increasing ‘planning maze’. Award-winning architects front up to counters at local councils, only to be told their design doesn’t meet the appropriate town planning regulations.
Tennis courts were popular in the 1980s; so too, were spa baths that almost filled an entire bathroom. As land prices headed north in the noughties, having both these features in a home started to wane.
A world-first study by the University of Sydney has introduced the concept of a Positive Built Workplace Environment (PBWE), where positive workplace psychology extends beyond HR functions into building design, interiors and the social environment of a workspace.
Authentic, values-driven property brand and project stories are paramount to any communications campaign’s success. And a vital part of this story – but one that is too often forgotten – is the very thing that brings life to buildings, and buildings to life: people.
As densities in both inner and middle distance suburbs increase, setting up screens or privacy devices rams up a notch or two. Simply using translucent glass across bedroom windows may still allow for natural light, but the effect can be prison-like.