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Introducing Upper House. With apartments starting at $380,000, this boutique project is brought to life by the award-winning Piccolo group, renowned for luxury, style and distinction. Located on Swanston Street where Carlton meets the CBD, this is true urban living, in the clouds.

Made up of two distinct apartment buildings – The Podium and The Cloud – Upper House is the master work of award-winning Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. The Podium structure provides elevated serenity from the dynamic Melbourne arterial of Swanston Street. While The Cloud perches above the low-lying Carlton skyline, offering intimate views of Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne.

Boutique Apartments by award winning
development team, Piccolo.

Upper House

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Upper House

Looking Up

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A Photographic Essay
by Derek Henderson & Cornwell
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Sculptural ideology,
Melbourne University.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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Billow in the sky.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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Made by nature, made by man.
A museum in the garden.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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Perched and ready.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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Carlton, old & new.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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An eclectic city.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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Lamp post nostalgia.

Looking Up

Nothing is more yielding than rolling clouds as they dance across the city skyline. Their voluptuous, skyward energy paint billowing abstraction as they frame our cities below. The simple act of ‘looking up’ reveals a unique view of the city – one we rarely see as we traverse through everyday life. To commemorate Upper House and its distinctive Cloud building, we commissioned Derek Henderson and Cornwell to explore these fluffy, skyward personalities. We asked the question, “what does the world look like when we simply look up?” This photo essay reveals the dynamic, eclectic and vibrant city that is Melbourne.

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Upper House

Architecture

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The Podium and the Cloud

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

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Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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Private Lobby

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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Views to the east

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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The Observatory and the Melbourne CBD

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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The Observatory

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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The Observatory Deck

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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The Observatory Lounge

Architecture

The character of Upper House is defined by two urban design gestures. The Podium building (ground to level 10) is split by a distinctive ravine. This creates a naturally ventilated breezeway, while also providing a sense of visual and spatial connection to the surroundings.

The Podium building ends at one of Upper House’s unique features – The Observatory. The outdoor deck takes in spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD as well as striking viewsto the North and Port Phillip Bay. It provides a community space that incorporates a garden roofscape where occupants can meet, rest, read, eat and reflect.

Sitting on top of The Podium is the coveted Cloud building. Here the apartments are treated to floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views. Made up of five floors only (level 12-16), these apartments provide an exclusive living opportunity. Floating as a light-weight billowing cloud, Upper House’s Cloud will further add to the rich diversity of Carlton’s unique identity.

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The Cloud apartment

Upper House

Interiors

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The Cloud apartments distinct floor
to ceiling windows allow for panoramic
views of Melbourne.

Interiors

The Cloud apartments distinct floor to ceiling windows allow for panoramic views of Melbourne.

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The kitchen

Interiors

The Cloud apartments distinct floor to ceiling windows allow for panoramic views of Melbourne.

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The bathroom

Interiors

The Cloud apartments distinct floor to ceiling windows allow for panoramic views of Melbourne.

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The bathroom

Interiors

The Cloud apartments distinct floor to ceiling windows allow for panoramic views of Melbourne.

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North-East view from
Melbourne CBD.

Upper House

Looking Down

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A Photographic Essay
by Peter Bennetts

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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Myer Melbourne gets a make over.

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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A real steep curve.

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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Billow.

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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Looking down reveals many surprises.

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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Melbourne’s version of Central Park – Carlton Gardens. The Royal Exhibition Buildings and Melbourne Museum.

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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What goes up must come down.

Looking Down

Inevitably, a photo essay looking up wouldn’t be complete without the alternate view of looking down. A view from the clouds is an interpretative art piece by photographer Peter Bennetts. From the heady heights of the clouds we asked Peter to explore the macro view afforded by simply being elevated. Melbourne didn’t disappoint. This stunning point of view exposes some of the rich texture of Melbourne – from architecture in development up to icons complete. There is nothing but an upside outtake when looking down on this beautiful international city.

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Upper House has been created to enable residents to experience the very best of Melbourne CBD and neighbouring Carlton. Made up of two distinct apartment buildings – The Podium and The Cloud – Upper House is the master work of award-winning Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. The Podium structure provides elevated serenity from the dynamic Melbourne arterial of Swanston Street. While The Cloud perches above the low-lying Carlton skyline, offering intimate views of Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne.

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