38 Albermarle St in Kensington stands on the corner of Albermarle St and Macaulay Rd in the mid-morning sun. A cyclist rides past in the foreground.
A young man in red beanie and winter jacket stands on a balcony in one of the home at 38 Albermarle St and looks towards the Melbourne CBD skyline from the south. The balcony is attached to a living room full of Australian-made furniture, indoor plants, concrete ceilings, timber floors and books stored in the pine bookshelf.
A pair of hands pegs laundry onto the communal washing line at 38 Albermarle St beside a lush herb garden and in front of the Harry A. Norris-designed heritage façade of red brick and green painted finishes.
Looking into the floor of downstairs cade Cassette, across the communal table full of nibbles, and into the open-kitchen where a waiter awaits the next dish to be taken out to the floor. Cassette is furnished warmly with timber, a soft green ceiling and metallic finishes.

38 Albermarle Street

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Architecture and design by Fieldwork and Six Degrees


Completed in July 2022, 38 Albermarle Street is home to 73 households. Designed by Fieldwork, this award-winning building is operationally carbon neutral and includes passive and community-minded design elements to enhance environmental performance and neighbourly connections. At the heart of the design is an open-air walkway that brings crossflow ventilation and dual-aspect natural light to residents’ homes. The design integrates and retains the site’s former wool store building designed by Australian architect Harry Norris. Downstairs, a sustainable neighbourhood café designed by Six Degrees serves as a flexible-use space for residents and the broader neighbourhood to make their own.

Assemble is a Melbourne-based housing developer and community management business on a mission to make thoughtfully designed, sustainable homes accessible to more Australians.

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Join a guided tour with the Assemble team and architects Fieldwork and Six Degrees. Tours will include a walk through the building’s communal spaces, and finish downstairs at the café Cassette.

Images: (1) 38 Albermarle St, Kensington. Photo: Tom Ross. (2) 38 Albermarle St, Kensington. Photo: Tom Ross. (3) 38 Albermarle St, Kensington. Photo: Tom Ross. (4) Cassette, Kensington. Photo: Ben Moynihan.

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Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 10am + 11am
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at the entrance of 38 Albermarle Street, around the corner from the Macaulay Road intersection.

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Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Sensory friendly, Elevator access, Accessible parking nearby


All Ages


38 Albermarle St, Kensington 3000

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