Unique, Low-density Residential Building Proposed at Kangaroo Point

A development proposal has been submitted for 44 O’Connell St in Kangaroo Point, for a 15-storey residential building where each unit would have an entire floor to themselves.

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Whilst the 1,186-sqm site could typically produce 75 dwellings, the developers opted for a unique, low-density design that will make it stand out from the rest of the developments in the area.

“River Arc,” the $85-million proposed development designed by Joe Adsett Architects, will only have 14 dwellings, with each 4-bedroom apartment unit occupying one floor.

There is ancillary basement car parking, as well as a 59-sqm landscaped communal open space area located within the ground-level setback oriented towards the Brisbane River. 

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Meanwhile, the dwellings at level 14 will have access to the landscaped roof terrace that will also feature large glazed doors that will open to an outdoor dining area, lounge area, and a pool.

The proposed residential building will include four basement levels that will contain 39 residential car spaces, 3 visitor spaces, and 18 bicycle spaces (including 4 visitor spaces). 

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Two-way, single-lane vehicle access will also be provided on O’Connell Street. Due to the vehicle access’ width and to prevent potential safety issues, a signalised system will manage vehicular traffic flow and pedestrians moving along the driveway.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council


Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

“The proposed development, designed by Joe Adsett Architects, represents a high quality and contemporary architectural design. The design and built form has been guided by the concept of a sculptured concrete form, and a recessed glazed living environment, which maximises access to natural light and ventilation, encourages views towards the Brisbane River and recesses the living environments to the side boundaries. The concrete superstructure and recessed living environment create an eave around the perimeter of each level that will offer shade and protection to the unit below,” Mewing Planning Consultants said.