bkk architects has designed ‘cirqua apartments,’ a residential complex located in ivanhoe east — a suburb of melbourne, australia. following current market trends, the cirqua project aims to provide large, individualized units with design diversity. over the past two to four years, apartment living has become increasingly more desirable to prospective home owners. thus, cirqua provides livable spaces, quality infrastructure and materials, sustainability, and a personalized atmosphere.

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
following current market trends, the cirqua project aims to provide large apartments with design diversity
image by peter bennetts

 

 

thirty-eight of the forty-two apartment units that make up the building differ from one another. the large windows and balconies emphasize bkk architects’ strong interest in providing the interior with direct access to natural light and ventilation. the overall design draws inspiration from surrounding structures and historical housing types. bbk architects has considered the site’s sloped terrain, which involved the consolidation of two neighboring properties to successfully complete the overall vision.

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
in the past two to four years, apartment living has become increasingly more desirable to prospective home owners
image by peter bennetts

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
thirty-eight of the forty-two apartment units that make up the building differ from one another
image by peter bennetts

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
the large windows and balconies emphasize the importance of direct access to natural light and ventilation
image by shannon mcgrath

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
38 out of the 42 apartments have a unique design
image by shannon mcgrath

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
each unit seeks to be a ‘home’ rather than a ‘product’
image by shannon mcgrath

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
two neighboring properties were combined to create the site’s footprint 
image by shannon mcgrath

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
the overall structure maintains a similar scale to surrounding architecture
image by shannon mcgrath

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
landscaping efforts, included in the project, also sought to enhance the existing vista
image by shannon mcgrath

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
the structure draws inspiration from surrounding structures and historical housing types
image by peter bennetts

bkk architects frames cirqua apartments near melbourne with oversized, circular windows
a central passageway connects the personalized units creating an easy circulation plan
image by peter bennetts

 

 

 

project info:

 

architect: bkk architects
builder: aspekt construction group
structural: kersulting
landscape: john patrick landscape
services: NJM consulting
building surveyor: group II
traffic and waste: cardno
signage: MASS
ESD: urban digestor
DDA: nick morris access consulting