18 Jul dKO Architects, the creative behind 312 La Trobe Street
Last week EDGE Architectural visited Docklands based architectural firm dKO. dKO’s soon to be completed student accommodation tower, 312 La Trobe Street, features our MAX™ double glazed framing system. 312 La Trobe Street, is a smart, contemporary building, set to be a terrific addition to Melbourne’s CBD.
The Project Brief
“To design a purpose-built student accommodation facility to meet the study, living and social requirements of university students in Melbourne’s CBD. This includes a vibrant living environment for up to 1250 students as well as related communal leisure space and management facilities. Vital to the design is sympathy with surrounding buildings, in particular the neighbouring 160 year old Welsh Church. The site is subject to a Design Development Overlay which seeks to encourage active frontages at ground level, providing for ease of pedestrian movement.” (Source: dKO)
Inside dKO’s Docklands studio, you can’t help but feel inspired. The fresh, but creatively decorated work environment, reflects the calibre of projects the firm undertakes. From high-end residential to multi-level apartments, dKO are rejuvenating Melbourne with fresh design solutions. For EDGE Architectural, meeting with dKO was a great opportunity to close thee gap between manufacturer and architect. We discussed our EDGE Consult service. Outlining the assistance we can provide for project specification, meeting energy requirements, custom details, and our manufacturing flexibility. One of the most effective paths to discovering if design concepts can be made into the reality of a physical structure, is to speak one on one with manufactures. dKO were thrilled to learn about our level entry MAX™ sliding door detail, and more broadly, they were pleased to know EDGE is always happy to assist with specification or product clarification.
If you’re not familiar with dKO, they’re a great team of professional and creative architects. dKO manage to balance architectural exploration with end user practicality.
The Fast Facts on dKO
– Established in 2000
– Offices in Melbourne and Sydney
– Urban design, Architecture and Interior Design
– Key focus on innovation
– Boundary pushers, dKO will challenge your opinions on the built form
– Working to design sustainable, contextually sensitive, low energy and low environmental impact buildings
– Explore sensory experiences in architecture and interior design
– Melbournians, you may know them for The Melburnian
– Sydney, you might know them for Stonecutters
For more information on dKO, visit their website.