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Malvern Hill

May 23, 2013
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Jaime Diaz Berrio
  • Designer
  • Architect SJB Architects

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern, Malvern Hill is a multi-residential project encompassing 120 dwellings on a one hectare site formerly occupied by an aged-care facility. In a typically conservative streetscape, the challenge was to bring higher density living into a neighbourhood that generally opposes densification.

The larger of the buildings sits adjacent to the commercial precinct on Malvern Road, while the low-rise apartment buildings reflect the suburb’s existing residential dwellings.

A series of courtyards and landscaped areas ensures connectivity and circulation through the site, and provide residences with access to plentiful natural light and a garden aspect. An underground carpark removes cars from street level, while a laneway traversing the site links Elizabeth and Warner Streets.

On the facades, warm toned timber cladding is paired with crisp white rendered boxes and glazed balustrades. Crafted metal screens offer a contemporary interpretation of wrought iron latticework.

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