Upper House

Description: 110 apartments, retail, 17 levels
Address: 520 Swanston Street Carlton
Value: $50 million
Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows


Made up of two distinct apartment buildings – The Podium and The Cloud – Upper House is the masterwork of Piccolo and Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

Seventeen storeys high, Upper House brings a sense of calm to the dynamic Melbourne arterial of Swanston Street. The Cloud structure appears as a partially transparent white glass curtain wall, seemingly floating above The Podium. Cantilevered, alternating balconies and windows create a three-dimensional effect from afar. Reflecting the creative, iconoclastic city below, the interior is made up of private, peaceful retreats and shared spaces for a community to flourish.

The recipient of 4 prestigious industry awards; the Australian Institute of Architects National and State awards for Multiple Housing, the Interior Design Excellence Awards and the Australian Property Institute Excellence in Property Awards, Upper House has proved to be immensely successful.

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