Breese Street by Milieu, Brunswick
Breese Street is designed with sustainability and community in mind. A joint collaboration with DKO architects and Breathe Architecture, the design was inspired by the Nightingale Housing model—in particular nearby projects Nightingale 1 and The Commons. The building is fossil-fuel free and has a 7.9 NatHERS rating.
To ensure that the apartments would meet the needs of residents, Milieu conducted a liveability survey prior to starting the build. The answers provided were a key influence for Breese Street’s design signatures and features.
Shared space is a central part of Breese Street, best expressed by the dynamic rooftop that benefits the whole building. The sawtooth roof supports solar panels and provides shade for barbecues, entertaining areas and quiet nooks, while a garden of communal veggie plots and native plants offers sustenance and communal activity.
Houses Awards 2021: Shortlist (Apartment or Unit)
Houses Awards 2021: Shortlist (Sustainability)
Australia Institute of Architecture (VIC Chapter) 2021: Shortlist (Sustainability)
INDE. Awards 2021: Shortlist (The Multi-Residential Building)
Residents photography: Derek Swalwell
Open Home photography: Jana Langhorst
Completed photography: Tom Ross
Construction photography: Dan Condon
Marketing photography: Kate Ballis
Marketing video: Coco and Maximilian
Marketing illustration: Oscar Grønner
Marketing: Studio Hi Ho