An architecturally-striking precinct in the heart of the world’s most liveable suburb, beautiful residences rise above a vibrant retail piazza, where people meet, dine and enjoy some of Melbourne’s best artisanal offerings.
Master Planning Architecture Interior Design
Paying homage to the area’s paper mill heritage, Artisan Residences & Culinary House is contemporary yet distinctive, layering metalwork, natural materials and greenery to bold effect. The DKO team collaborated closely with Techne to meticulously consider the qualities of space, light, form and function for the project.
Artisan Residences & Culinary House is located within the larger Yarrabend Alphington Paper Mill site which is one of the largest redevelopment sites in the City of Yarra. Abutting the new Artisan Park, the building offers great outlook and an abundance of natural light.
Crafted with an urban edge, the Precinct is true to its name with an extensive offering of cafes, bars, restaurants, providores, delis and gourmet grocers on the ground floor.The Hub (not yet complete) at the precinct’s heart will offer exclusive access to high-tech co-working spaces and the kind of leisure amenities you’d find in a 5-star resort.
Delight is in the details. Even from a distance, the urban-meets-heritage feel of Artisan Residences & Culinary House is striking. Urban yet edgy, the layers of metalwork and textured materials create a bold, crafted aesthetic. Circular cut-outs in the layered metal facade ensure there’s a different view from every apartment. The facade frames views looking east towards the Artisan Park or west towards a leafy garden and The Hub. Its unique geometry partially veils full height windows, offering glimpses of illuminated spaces within.
The building has three entrances and lift lobbies, each with a distinctive personality. Plus, owners of the Artisan Residences get to enjoy a stunning landscaped rooftop garden.
The sophisticated interior palettes reference the rich heritage of the paper mill through the use of tactile materials. With durable natural finishes, a well-considered floorplan, ample storage throughout and the best of YarraBend’s amenity offering at your doorstep (including the Artisan Food District just downstairs), Artisan Residences & Culinary House is perfect for anyone looking to downsize and enjoy low maintenance living – without compromising on lifestyle.