We create residential and mixed use spaces that seamlessly blend architecture, interiors and landscape – for rich, layered results and long-lasting value.
Could vacant office buildings in Melbourne be repurposed to boost housing supply?
A new study by globally-reputed design studio Hassell reveals that there are approximately 90 office buildings built before 1990 in Melbourne that could be converted into housing for up to 20,000 people. Hassell partnered with Ethos Urban on the research study conducted on behalf of the Property Council of Australia, with the comprehensive property audit of the city centre identifying these buildings, which represent roughly 6.5% of CBD office buildings built before 1990, and can be repurposed into 10,000−12,000 new apartments, significantly adding to Melbourne’s housing supply through adaptive reuse. Read the article in Architecture & Design.
Otter Place by Milieu
The inner-city suburb of Collingwood in Melbourne, Australia is known for its free-spirited atmosphere, thriving music, arts and food scene and its diverse architecture steeped in industrial heritage. Otter Place by Milieu is a boutique residential development that aims to capture the unique energy of this vibrant locale.
Older and wiser: designing the future of residential aged care
A Royal Commission into aged care in Australia found traditional models of residential aged care are failing. But there is opportunity ahead as we imagine new ways to create places where both the physical and mental wellbeing of residents is paramount.
Could the pandemic actually improve high-rise housing?
There’s no denying COVID-19 has taken a toll on apartment living, but could our experience of the crisis actually improve high-rise housing? We’d say the answer is‘yes’, judging from our recent experiences designing these developments.