Since forming 55 years ago, Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke has continued to evolve simultaneously with Melbourne’s changing architectural landscape.
October 14th, 2015
The work of ClarkeHopkinsClarke has developed and grown in parallel with the city of Melbourne, responding to the ever-changing demands of the market. While the company initially worked almost exclusively on single residential projects, this focus has gradually shifted towards working with developers to design multi-residential buildings and mixed-use precincts, just as the trend has grown throughout Melbourne.
Some recent projects exemplifying the trend towards larger mixed-use includes the multi-award winning Highett development. Highett makes use of an infill site to both reinvigorate an existing retail strip and provide a greater range of housing typologies in an area in great need of additional medium density options.
A project that’s currently nearing completion, Soho Village in Point Cook, is another example of CHC’s ability to respond to a community’s needs. This development features luxury townhouses, SOHOs (townhouses with a ground floor home office) and apartments centred on a vibrant boutique retail village centre.
CHC are also currently working with developer Deal Corp on the Polaris 3083 precinct in Bundoora, which provides an example of their ability to capture the vision of the developer and the needs of the community in the masterplan of a suburban infill site. Described as the Carlton of the North, the Polaris development draws influence from the intimate scale and medium density housing built around a central retail area, as established inner Melbourne suburbs such as Carlton.
INDESIGN is on instagram
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
According to Le Corbusier, the struggle for it underpins the history of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright described it as a “beautifier of buildings”. And Motoko Ishii famously equated it to life itself. Indispensable, life-affirming and metamorphic, light underpins all architectural and design efforts.
Add a touch of effortless luxury and warmth to any space with the Venus collection of large-format porcelain tiles from Kaolin Tiles.
These products will fire up the transition back to offices, helping to create spaces where employees want to work.
Sarah King continues her crusade towards a more sustainable world with two new exciting projects.
Ben Morgan brings us the latest in high-end design and interior design visions from Pure at imm cologne.
The Australian design industry is beset with certifications, regulations, and laws. What’s the difference between the three, and what do they mean for you?
Signature fitouts are simply fulfilled when using your imagination on options for changeable Galaxy. We have inserted laser cut steel and acrylic panels, vinyl graphics or 3d surfaces. Dimensions: 300, 600, 900, 1200 mm modules Delivery Time: 6 weeks Applications: Office workstation fitouts Variations: 90 or 120 degree, bench or corner configurations Finish: Screens available […]
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
The auditorium was full, the vibe electric and the winners truly outstanding last night at the INDE.Awards Gala. Scroll the Indo Pacific’s most outstanding projects and people, here.
We introduce you to the 65 Sustainability Awards finalists who are revolutionising Australia’s built environment.
CHROFI has been making exemplary design for decades, and now in its 21st year, the practice is stronger and more successful than ever before. Jan Henderson recounts some of CHROFI’s key projects over the past two decades.
Designed by LIMINAL Architecture with WOHA, The Hedberg in Tasmania sets the scene for a new way to educate. Welcome to the winner of The Learning Space, INDE.Awards 2022.