The site of The Briscoe was formerly home to an iron yard owned by one of Australia's largest Victorian-era hardware firms, Briscoe & Company Limited.
The design of the apartment community draws heavily on this eclectic industrial heritage, bringing a refined, contemporary piece of architecture to West Melbourne, whilst respecting the history of the site.
For example, the building's iconic heritage facade and signage have been meticulously restored, and original brickwork from the facade has been salvaged and featured throughout the interiors.
Elegant black steel window frames provide a reinterpretation of the original industrial filigree ironwork, and the window glazing design in the buildings atrium spaces provides an artistic perspective on the industrial character through its dappled reflections of sky and city against the leafy neighbourhood backdrop.
This industrial aesthetic, combined with the Deco elegance of the Briscoe & Company's iconic signage, continues through to The Briscoe's interior colour palette and styling, complemented by contemporary touches.