Crystal Gardens was a proposed ground breaking, signature 35 storey mixed use property development including ground floor retail, 3 levels of commercial offices, 155 apartments with communal areas and landscaper gardens on every sixth floor. Rainwater would be collected from the facades and used for garden watering and toilet flushing. Energy efficient lights and water efficient appliances would be used throughout and an innovative heating, cooling and hot water supply plant would be located in each garden area, minimising pipe runs.

The building would be clad in heat reflective glass and with its faceted balconies would have the appearance of a sparkling crystal punctuated by greenery. It was envisioned that the corner site would make the building very prominent and C&K Architecture had also investigated the option for solar powered feature lighting, allowing the crystal garden like appearance to become a significant landmark for Melbourne in the early evening hours.

C&K Architecture successfully delivered the construction of the Reynolds Gardens property development in the leafy sought after area of Doncaster East in June 2015. This prestigious multi-residential development features 71 luxury apartments comprised of one, two and three bedroom apartments on 4 storeys as well as a basement car park.

C&K Architecture worked in conjunction with the developer, JD Group to provide project support to achieve this stunning result. The seamless project management of the multi-residential development was aided by encompassing every detail and working in close collaboration with key stakeholders including builder, D & A Pulitano Constructions.

This property development was conceived as a luxury apartment building tailored to the specific needs of the Orthodox Jewish community within walking distance of a popular synagogue and with all living areas designed to accommodate the discerning clientele with needs such as a kosher kitchen and an automated Shabbat lift system. Despite the lifestyle being steeped in millennia’s old traditions, the building was very much of this century, Architecturally, the apartments were designed to provide the highest quality of life, modern convenience and style.

Overlooking the beach and the sea beyond, from a cliff-top in Westernport Drive, the Somers Holiday house is connected to its surroundings through judicious use of local granite, at the base of simple flat walls of the ground floor, and through the blackwood-clad first floor. It is expected that the timber-clad walls will acquire the colouring of the surrounding bush and blend seamlessly with its natural setting.

This holiday house is designed to follow the contour of a cliff-side on the Mornington Peninsula overlooking the local marina in the East and the city of Melbourne in the West. The broad eaves of the low-pitch metal-deck roof, sheltering the wide veranda, provide shade and protection from elements for extended outdoor use. The open plan layout of the living area offers an uninterrupted view of the bay, further enhanced by the fully retractable, computer-operated HEWI frameless window assembly. The floor throughout most of the house consist of broad smoked planks, which continue onto the veranda integrating indoor- and outdoor areas seamlessly.

Multi-residential development consisting of three townhouses. The exterior finishes for this property development incorporated Australian products including Dulux paints, Colorbond corrugated metal roof and aluminium cladding.

A mixed use commercial and residential building comprising of 4 storeys which includes a basement car park, ground floor retail precinct, and 30 apartments and services over 3 levels.

Three townhouses were constructed on this site at Riversdale Road, Camberwell. Initially, two townhouses were required as per the town planning application, however we were successful in obtaining a planning permit for three townhouses. Therefore, we benefited by taking full advantage of the site whilst maximising the return on investment for our client.