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Media: Rothelowman’s biophilic TreeHouse pays dividends for Aria


Designed by Rothelowman, Aria Property’s TreeHouse was named the winner of the High Density Development Award at the Urban Development Institute of Australia QLD Awards for 2023.

This article was originally published in architectureanddesign.com.au by Jarrod Reedie.


Located in Brisbane’s west end, TreeHouse comprises 90 apartments across 12 storeys. The biophilic design language of Singapore is referenced throughout the facade, hoping to inspire future green buildings in Brisbane.

The project’s name is derived from the narrative of creating a building amongst the trees, given the site’s proximity to Davies Park which sits opposite. Some 70 mature trees have been planted to create a verdant facade elevated by purple flowers.


Each balcony sits adjacent to a garden or tree canopy, promoting a strong connection to landscape and enhanced external amenity. The curvaceous form references the winding base of a fig tree and is subsequently crowned by an iconic rooftop space, which is heavily landscaped to create a true rooftop garden.

“Being recognised by the UDIA is a testament to Aria Property’s commitment to continually achieve the best outcome; each of our projects are extremely curated and designed specifically for their location – TreeHouse is no exception to this,” says Aria Property Development Manager Brett Liddell.