We often find that our projects require tailored elements that are not readily available on the market. Here we profile some of the bespoke items we are working on as well as the highly skilled craftsman and artisans we are working with to develop these custom designs.

Poured Concrete Dining Table

The outdoor dining room at the Hopetoun Road Residence was expressly made for the purpose of accommodating a large group of people without impacting the flow of the interior of the house. The steel framed windows which enclose this area slide open to create a truly “outdoor” dining experience. The choice of concrete for the central dining table was borne from its proximity to the outside and the need for a robust material. The curved edge detail on the top and legs mitigates the potential ‘heaviness’ of the form, which at four metres in length is substantial. Once we arrived at suitable profiles for the top and legs, the fabrication needed to be worked out.

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Built In Sofa

We find many of our clients would prefer that their areas for entertaining focus on interacting with each other rather than to be consumed by the distraction of watching television. In our projects, we have been developing an alternative to maintain the living area and separate a purpose-built room expressly for enjoying watching television. The key to this design is a sofa that functions differently to most on the market. We took the built in sofa idea to the Leonard and his custom upholstery team at Arthur G who has hand crafted bespoke installations for three of our projects.

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Custom Perspex Ringlight

We believe that design doesn’t stop at the walls. Building a home is a textured experience and we often look to custom elements as a contrast to the architecture. We’ve just completed a new design for a 4 metre ringlight to hover over the living and dining room furnishings at the Armadale Residence.

The piece is loosely based on a kinetic sculpture made from…

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Solid Granite Bath & Basins

B.E Architecture has designed a granite bath and basin to accompany the beautiful Eco 5 stone from Eco Outdoor. We are excited to see the first of these being installed at our Armadale Residence project, soon to be finished.

The baths and basins are textured by hand on the outside face and…

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Agate Leadlighting

Often working in period homes with irreparable leadlight entries, we are faced with the question of what to replace them with. As contemporary designers, we believe that the alternative is to reinterpret the original idea in a way that is equally appropriate to the historically significant building and modern context.

One of the answers we have developed over the last few years is…

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