388 Barkly Street is a collection of 11 sustainable apartments led by DREAMER, in collaboration with Breathe Architecture. The project is an adaptive reuse of a c.1930 brick warehouse encouraging sustainable, small-footprint living.
With the increasing densification of inner suburban areas, 388 Barkly Street aimed to create a generous and high quality variation of multi-residential housing that could offer an attractive alternative to the suburban family home.
The new building addition sits sensitively within the preserved brick shell and is composed of two volumes separated by a landscaped external atrium, with double-height voids and planted courts bringing natural light and interest to the interior spaces.
At occupant level, the project focuses on creating a diverse community that supports low energy, low waste, sustainable and healthy lifestyles. Strategies include employing biophilic design, with strong connections to extensive planting, providing multiple waste streams, and encouraging the use of EVs and bicycles.
Ben Schmideg, Project Architect
Ben Shields (DREAMER), Design Architect
Malisa Benjamins, Graduate of Architecture
Marie Penny (Breathe Architecture), Project Architect
Mitchell Sack, Student of Architecture
Piers Morgan (DREAMER), Project Architect
Jeremy McLeod (Breathe), Design Architect
Bonnie Herring (Breathe), Project Architect
Mark Ng (Breathe), Graduate
Madeleine Sewell (Breathe), Project Architect
Miles Ritzmann-Williams (DREAMER), Graduate
Adams Structural and Civil Engineers, Civil Consultant
BSA, Building Surveyor
Erbas, Services Consultant
Finding Infinity, ESD Consultant
KPA, Structural Engineer
Marshall Day Acoustics, Acoustic Consultant
Robert Boden Design, Landscape Consultant
Urbas, Town Planner
Wilde and Woolard, Cost Consultant