Centre for Contemporary Photography: Site Unseen (22.07.22)
Friday 15 July marked the launch of Site Unseen at the Centre for Contemporary Photography. Site Unseen is CCP's first dedicated exhibition of architectural photography. Curated by Tom Ross, Site Unseen explores the potential that is unlocked when architecture is viewed as subject rather than object.
The Site Unseen room sheet is available now. Pick up your copy at CCP where Site Unseen is exhibiting until 31 July.
231 Napier Street winner of Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing, by the Victorian AIA (20.06.22)
231 Napier Street by Edition Office for Milieu was awarded Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Congratulations to our friends and collaborators Edition Office on this project.
2010—onwards: A decade of creative development (01.06.22)
We celebrated 10 years of Milieu with a highly anticipated party at our Otter Place exhibition space. The party coincided with the opening of our exhibition 2010—onwards: A decade of creative development, curated by Marsha Golemac in collaboration with Studio Hi Ho. Our hospitality venues Lagotto, Congress and Future Future designed lavish food installations featuring their signature dishes for guests to enjoy.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and made the night so special; friends, family, collaborators and project partners. It’s been a wonderful decade and we’re excited about the next ten!
Exhibition, 2010—onwards: A decade of creative development (30.05.22)
As a company, we've long been influenced by our environment, guided by a belief that our homes, neighbourhoods and surroundings aren’t merely observed, but are felt.
To celebrate ten years of Milieu, we warmly invite you to 2010—onwards: A decade of creative development. The exhibition has been curated by Marsha Golemac in collaboration with Studio Hi Ho and features six local artists who have captured our built work in a variety of mediums.
More details can be found here.
Garden State Festival (03.05.22)
Over the weekend, we hosted three events as part of the inaugural Garden State Festival. The festival was brought to life by The Plant Society and Yarra City Council, promoting gardening as an art form and celebrating the intersection between plants, art, architecture, craft, design, food, ideas, music and performance.
The first event was led by Reground and discussed incorporating circular waste management and composting into urban living. Jac Semmler from The Plant Society covered curating plants for small outdoor spaces and John Rayner closed out the day with gardening as a craft in the 21st century.
Melbourne Design Week X Building Better Cities (05.04.22)
In 2020, our Managing Director Michael McCormack set up Building Better Cities, a global collective of like-minded property developers working to improve standards, practices and outcomes within the industry. We see this initiative as an opportunity to challenge the status quo, with regular communication and collaboration between the developer members across the globe.
For Melbourne Design Week 2022, we called upon these relationships to participate in a panel discussion to tackle the theme of Designing The World We Want, providing valuable insights from our local perspective and internationally from our BBC partners Alloy and Aryze.
Watch the panel discussion in full here.
231 Napier Street by Milieu - The Local Project (01.02.22)
231 Napier Street designed by Edition Office for Milieu, is comprised of eleven apartments and marries the simplicity of contemporary ideals with the history of its tranquil Fitzroy location.
View 231 Napier by Milieu as recently captured on video by The Local Project.
2021 ILFORD CCP Salon (25.01.22)
We love photography and proudly provide ongoing support to the Centre for Contemporary Photography. Last Friday the 2021 ILFORD CCP Salon opened. Salon is Australia's largest open-entry photographic exhibition and competition. To mark the occasion, we printed Melbourne Milieu, Edition 10 to serve as the ultimate proof sheet for visitors.
Breese Street, Brunswick - Sustainability Awards 2021 (19.11.21)
Breese Street by Milieu was recently recognised by Architecture and Design Australia as the winner of the Multi-Residential Dwelling category in the Sustainability Awards.
The Escarpment, Macquarie Point, Hobart (17.11.21)
Following a competitive process which saw strong local, national, and international interest, we received the news this week we have been identified as the preferred developer of The Escarpment, Hobart.
The Escarpment development area comprises more than 8,700m2 of prime real estate on the edge of Hobart’s CBD and is the cornerstone of the exciting Mac Point development.
Our circa $100M project will incorporate a range of uses, including apartments, short stay accommodation, retail, and hospitality. The development will also be widely accessible to the public, including a rooftop bar and restaurant, a green roof with public open space, and provide 24/7 direct access, including disability access, from Mac Point through to the Cenotaph.
We look forward to working with Mac Point Development Corporation to deliver this important project for Hobart.
B Corp interview - Beyond bricks and mortar with Milieu Property (23.09.21)
Our Managing Director, Michael McCormack, recently had the pleasure of sitting down with BCorp CEO Andrew Davies to discuss Milieu’s journey to certification and how we continue to strive to maintain our social and environmental objectives that are fundamental to who we are, what we do and what is important to us as a team.
223 Napier Street, Fitzroy - The Local Project (03.08.21)
223 Napier Street by Freadman White houses 14 apartments. Embracing Modernist principles, 223 Napier combines subtleties and warm neutral tones that respect the building's inner-north context.
View 223 Napier Street by Milieu as recently captured on video by The Local Project.
Breese Street, Brunswick - The Local Project (30.07.21)
Building upon a clear understanding of place, community and an ever-increasing density of suburban locations, Breese Street inserts itself ambitiously yet respectfully into its context.
Breese Street by Milieu as recently featured on The Local Project.
Breese Street, Brunswick - Domain (23.07.21)
Lorri is a resident at Breese Street by Milieu, and our very first Milieu repeat purchaser having upgraded from her one bedroom apartment at Dight Street.
As featured in Domain recently, Lorri talks about her extra space for guests, the views to the Dandenongs and the community that has established within the development.
231 Napier Street, Fitzroy - Open Home (24.05.21)
Our highly anticipated Napier Street, Edition Office for Milieu project was open to the public on Saturday in what was our biggest Open Home to date. Over 750 people made the most of a beautiful autumn Melbourne day to step inside two apartments beautifully styled by Edition Office.
Photography by Veeral
Breese Street, Brunswick – Monocle Design Awards (29.04.21)
We are very proud to share news of our inclusion in the inaugural Monocle Design Awards – aimed to honour "the year's 50 most thoughtfully made objects and buildings".
Milieu are the first recipient to be awarded the "Top Property Developer" and have been recognised as a "leading residential developer that plays a responsible role in the city". Our most recently completed project at Breese Street Brunswick, a collaboration with DKO Architecture and Breathe Architecture received a mention by Monocle for it's considered sustainable design and sympathetic architectural response to place.
We are honoured to be the recipients of this award and recognised for our approach to creative development in Melbourne.
223 Napier Street, Fitzroy – UDIA National Awards For Excellence (18.04.21)
Our collaboration with Freadman White at 223 Napier Street scooped the pool with awards this year and we are delighted to announce the project was recently shortlisted in the UDIA National Awards For Excellence 2021. Watch this space for the winners announcement at the end of the month.
Architecture & Interiors by Freadman White
Photography by Gavin Green
Melbourne Design Week (30.03.21)
Join Milieu, together with our friends and collaborators Freadman White and Fieldwork Architects to discuss how the design community continually adapts and responds to the physical environment, current issues and how solutions are driven by the desire to improve quality of life.
Join us at Congress this Thursday for a light breakfast and a lively discussion. A handful of tickets are still available and all proceeds from ticket sales go to Homes for Homes.
Speakers include: Ilana Freadman and Michael White (Freadman White), Hannah Jonasson and Joachim Holland (Fieldwork Architects), Shakira Everett and Patrick Cooney (Milieu Property)
Future Inheritance (27.03.21)
Milieu is very proud to be supporting Future Inheritance: 20 Speculative Objects for a Time to Come.
Curated by Marsha Golemac and presented as part of NGV Melbourne's Design Week, this exhibition showcases the work of 20 multi-disciplinary artists and designers, invited to consider how, and why, objects carry meaning and, in doing so, create one such item to leave behind for the next generation.
Future Inheritance will be open from 26–28th of March (10am–5pm) at Truce, 5A Glasshouse Road, Collingwood.
Breese Street, Brunswick - Open Home (26.03.21)
The Breese Street Open Home was a huge success with over 600 visitors. Made Rupert and The Plant Exchange beautifully styled a dual aspect two bedroom apartment with a stunning selection of Australian designed furniture pieces, artwork and ceramics.
Photography by Jana Langhorst
Contribution to Community - Open Kitchen Copy (24.03.21)
Open Kitchen is a Milieu Hospitality initiative launched in April 2020 with the purpose to provide complimentary meals to people in the hospitality industry — a community that has been, and continues to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Established as a culinary cooperative and founded on the belief that an equitable society can be nourished by the relationship between business and community, Open Kitchen is a joint effort between various Melbourne venues including Milieu restaurants Congress, Future Future and Lagotto plus an ever-evolving roster of peers.
Open Kitchen was made possible by the financial sponsorship offered by Milieu Property and associated property project partners.
Chain Reaction Charity Cycling Event (13.03.21)
After months of training and preparation, Milieu Director Shannon Peach, will set off next weekend to participate in the 2021 Chain Reaction charity cycling event; a 1,000 kilometre course over 7 days, starting in Melbourne and looping back through regional Victoria.
Chain Reaction raises funds for children's charities – this year every dollar raised will go to their Charity Partners Starlight Children's Foundation and Very Special Kids.
If you’d like to support Shannon on this epic challenge, visit his fundraising page.
B-Corp Accreditation (24.02.21)
We are excited to announce our recent accreditation as a Certified B Corp.
B Corporation is a global community of for-profit leaders who pledge to use business as a force for good, a philosophy that seeks to pursue stakeholder – not just shareholder – value.
Administered by not-for-profit B Lab, the certification is awarded to businesses that voluntarily meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, balancing profit and purpose.
From our Managing Director, Michael McCormack:
“We’ve always been a purpose-driven business and having B Corp certification has applied a whole new layer of accountability and forward thinking to each decision we make. We’re doing this because it is important to us, but also because it is undeniably what homebuyers want”.