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by DKO and Breathe Architecture


DKO and Breathe Architecture have designed a multi-residential development in Australia, using half a million recycled bricks.

The studio centred the design around sustainability, including economic, social and environmental sustainability. The project was guided by three key considerations: community, environment and architecture.

Four buildings, each with their own identity, have been wrapped with recycled bricks, paying homage to the area's history of brickwork, but also as a beacon to a more sustainable carbon-free future.

Connections between inside and outside spaces and generous communal areas encourage social interaction between neighbours, from public greenery and vegetable planters, to rooftop garden with outdoor dining facilities.

This project has been longlisted in the housing project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: DKO and Breathe Architecture
Project: Arkadia

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