Monday, 23 April 2012

APARTMENTS IN ELIZABETH ST


660 Elizabeth St. is a new 10 level apartment building located in the heart of Melbourne. It is beautifully designed, provides high quality living spaces, has spectacular views and reflects current best practice in terms of environmental sustainability.

It provides much needed affordable rental housing for a mix of singles and families on low and moderate incomes. What makes this project particularly special is that it also aims to create a welcoming and supportive place for Victorians who have experienced long periods of homelessness.

Yarra Community Housing’s vision for 660 Elizabeth St. is to not only be a stunning new inner city apartment building, but to be a vibrant and exciting place where people from a diverse range of backgrounds can create a sense of home and community; and be inspired to realise their own hopes and dreams.

Yarra Community Housing is a non-profit, non-government affordable housing association with a long history of providing innovative models of housing and support for single persons who struggle to achieve stable housing - including many people who have experienced homelessness.

I may be stretching the definition of "mural" a little bit, but the patterned, temperature -regulating grill on the fa├žade of the building, looks to me like a fine decorative mural, reflecting the magnificent street trees outside the building.


This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.







16 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing us these. Not a fan of this architecture myself. PS. Aded you to my blog list today.

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  2. I think it is a beautiful mural! And I don't think you are stretching to call it that! What a great idea - I hope it is very successful.

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  3. It's wonderful to read about this and that it appears to work so well!

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  4. This is indeed wonderful to read about, Nick! And it does appear to work well! Lovely murals, reflections and marvelous captures for the day! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Walls of reflective glass do serve as a canvas, don't they? The architecture seems a little heavy but the sustainability component lightens its presence. Your information is very interesting and the Yarra Community Housing sounds like a worthy group doing important work for the local community. I hope their vision comes to fruition. Are there play areas for children in the complex? Thanks, Nick, for sharing this with us and participating in this week's meme.

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  6. It's wonderful and I like the architecture too!

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  7. Very interesting. Nice, but not my style building. It looks much too clinical for me. Very, very good images, though. You've shown the building so very nicely.

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  8. reminded me of a puzzle. please have a good tuesday.

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  9. I love this post Nick, what an absolutely brilliant idea, it's about time that people who find themselves a bit down on their luck have somewhere modern and new to live. I adore the 'live' murals and you've captured them so beautifully! Excellent!

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  10. I loved the apartments. I think it is a good idea for the city to build apartments for single, and low income groups, affordable dwellings.

    By any standard, they look very neat and pretty.

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  11. I think I could live here! :)

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  12. I like when they add rust to modern design. Great architecture.

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  13. Wow - the architecture is gorgeous and the mural is just such a beautifully done addition.

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  14. What a great project; the NGO's vision and this execution are laudable. Some photographs are considered art, so it's not too much of a stretch to call these images on glass murals.

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  15. elegant structures, the apartments here nearby never look like that... :(

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