Brown Street Residences

Brown Street Heidelberg, Victoria

Client: Three Pillars

Year: 2016

Located in a quiet pocket of Heidelberg, Brown Street Residences are a collection of 12 boutique townhouses that have been designed to create the ideal suburban lifestyle. The townhouses have north, east and west aspects and each unit enjoys a quiet neighbourhood outlook.

The design of the townhouses has ensured that each residence captures north light and harnesses cross ventilation through their circulation core. These innovative design elements ensure that the townhouses remain comfortable in all seasons

Varying between 2-bedroom to 3-bedroom, each townhouse captures the idyllic suburban lifestyle while still offering amenity such as a private garden terrace and individualised secure garage parking.

Our strategic design solutions helped deliver the project brief, while still focusing on creating spaces that can be enjoyed for years to come.

When undertaking the design, the ML team worked to deliver a solution that would capture the north light, increase cross ventilation and ensure the apartments were a comfortable place to live. Our design team used portal-framed ambient light collectors on the laneway to capture the north light, which while articulating the façade, also increased the livability of the final product.

Our design team also carefully considered the positioning of the project and its street presence. In order to ensure privacy for each apartment and minimise the visual impact on the street, the strategic design solution utilised screening and stepped the building back to minimise bulk to the street. Mindful of the environmental impact of the project, our team ensured the site plan preserved two large gum trees located on the nature strip.

The final design delivered by ML Design was a contextually sensitive solution that used repetitive planning to ensure an economical build, while still providing individualised façades. These façades create an articulated and varied street presence that complements the surroundings. Internally, our designs are focused on capturing the idyllic suburban lifestyle and carefully balance indoor/outdoor living through the use of garden terraces and strategic privacy screening. The result: a truly contemporary townhouse that is designed for suburban life.