Boutique Building Proposed for 81 Barker Street, New Farm

Artist's impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm
Artist's impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm

A development application has been submitted for the construction of a seven storey boutique residential building known as ‘Maison’, located at 81 Barker Street, New Farm.

Developed by Frank Developments and Graya Construction, the development comprises of five full-floor residential apartment dwellings and a rooftop recreation deck.

Designed by Joe Adsett Architects, the architectural brief for the project was to create a collection of ‘sky-homes’ which have the same spatial qualities and character of a home.

According to the development application, Maison, meaning home in French became the underlying driver for the development.

Artist's impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm
Artist’s impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm

The skyhomes have been specifically designed to have an abundance of natural light, and cross ventilation wrapped in landscaping.

“The passive floor plan lends itself to effective solar and cross ventilation. Another key design paramater for the project is the concept of a landscape veil which wraps the building. This viel is thoughtfully designed as a planter that completely envelopes all levels, providing a soft interface of luscious planting and draped landscaping.

Maison signle unit floor plan results in meticulously designed apartments with optimal views of the Brisbane CBD Skyline and New Farms leafy streets.” – Joe Adsett Architects, Development Application

Artist's impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm

Artist's impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm
Artist’s impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm

Development Rundown

  • x5 four bedroom apartments
  • Site area: 544sqm
  • GFA: 1,060sqm
  • x6 bicycle parks
  • x13 resident carparks, x1 visitor carpark

The development’s rooftop recreation deck includes a pool, bbq facilities, dining tables, private open space and bathroom amenities.

Artist's impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm
Artist’s impression of Maison at 81 Barker Street, New Farm

As part of the green building architectural theme of Maison, the landscape architects, Form have designed the development with a total of 470sqm or 86.3% of the site area for landscaping. 367sqm of the landscaping is proposed to be deep planting, which will be irrigated by a rooftop rainwater harvesting system.

Maison irrigation strategy
Maison irrigation strategy

The site is located on a prominent corner of Moray and Barker Streets in New Farm. The site boasts sweeping panoramic views towards the Brisbane Skylines and down the streets of New Farm.

The development application number for this project is A005226951.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Looks great. Concrete is a fantastic material to use in tropical climates and the brutalist/modernist look is very underrated. This is a striking yet elegant design and will stand the test of time I feel. Well done all involved.

  2. Looks great in theory. Utterly insane in reality that 5 owners would be able to maintain it. Hundreds of cubic metres of soil/mulch mixture that will have to be replaced periodically in a very dangerous position. And endless watering which will inevitably get into the the steel reinforcing ultimately causing concrete cancer. Good luck maintaining all that. Can only imagine what the Body Corp levies will ultimately be.

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