The East, Brunswick East

 

Client: Undisclosed

Location: Brunswick East

Completion: 2016

 

Located on a prominent corner site, next door to the old East Brunswick Club Hotel, The East’s design pays homage to the hotel’s rich history as a live music venue. A two-tone tiled facade at ground level evokes memories of classic pub styling. Retail functions at ground level, The East activates Lygon Street and engages passers-by. It is also one of the first buildings in the area with a canopy to the street, making for a highly pedestrian-friendly precinct. The East consists of 37 one and two-bedroom apartments; clever internal planning maximises space and functionality. A minimalist approach to the interior design has produced a timeless aesthetic, which not only reflects the edgy, urban lifestyle for which Brunswick is known, but also allows residents to personalise their own space.