DKO Architecture has designed the Habitus Apartments in South Melbourne to provide quality crafted contemporary apartments. These apartments conveniently placed with just a short walk to Montague Tram station. This provides easy access to the Melbourne CBD and tram connections to St Kilda’s Fitzroy St. The rooftop terraces provide views of the Melbourne CBD. The location in South Melbourne is also just an easy stroll to the now very fashionable Bay St in Port Melbourne. The apartments, more correctly known as “townhomes” are available in three distinct styles with their own architectural character. The architects envisage a fulfilling rich and fully integrated lifestyle for the new residents. The name Habitus is in fact Latin for “character” which is something these apartments truly have as well as showcasing an uncompromising commitment to quality.
One of the great things about this location is that it is only a ten minute walk to the iconic South Melbourne Market. The Market has been going since 1867 when it was established on a grant of land in was was then known as Emerald Hill. This makes the market the oldest continuously running market in the whole of Melbourne. The original 10 acres of the market was in the area bounded by the St Kilda Railway line and Cecil, York and Coventry Street. Having the market nearby was handy when ordering lunch for the landscapers.
Red’s Landscaping and Civil has been contracted to provide extensive landscaping, paving and integrated green spaces. Included in this will be the construction of the people friendly spaces between the buildings. The video below shows the very early stages of landscape construction of the rooftop gardens. We will post some more photos later in the Melbourne Spring.