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Point Nepean Residence Completed

Our clients have recently moved in at the Point Nepean Residence and are enjoying the perfectly framed views over the Portsea foreshore. This house captures some of the best vistas that the area has to offer.

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2018 Victorian AIA Award Winners

It has been an eventful awards season for B.E Architecture with St Vincent’s Place and James Street Residences being shortlisted in the Australian Institute of Architects Heritage Architecture category along with our St Vincent’s Place also being shortlisted in the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions) category.

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Clifton Street Residence

It isn’t often that you have the opportunity to work on an inner city corner site with three frontages and city views, nonetheless our Clifton Street project is exactly that. An inner city sanctuary with designated zones for the downsizing family, the proposal takes full advantage of the sloping site with outward views from all three street aspects, whilst still maintaining the privacy of the occupants.

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Hawthorn Residence Renderings

B.E Architecture has been developing a design for a new family home in Hawthorn. The positioning of the house is set down into the landscape in the front set back, working with the slope which falls below the street level. The entry to the house becomes a secluded area and a reflection pond is positioned between the front boundary wall and the façade along the main entry path into the house.

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We are Moving

B.E Architecture is moving into a newly renovated two-storey warehouse office in Cremorne. We are all eagerly anticipating a little additional space and are looking forward to meeting our new neighbours. We are carefully coordinating the moving process to have minimal disruption to our project work. However, please be aware that we will be at less than full capacity for a few days that week and we appreciate your patience. We will be operating from the new location as of 28 May.

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2018 INDE Awards Shortlist

We are excited to learn that the Armadale Residence has been shortlisted for the 2018 INDE Awards for “the living space” category. The winners will be revealed at an event in Singapore in June.

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2018 Houses Awards

The Houses Awards have just revealed the shortlisted entries for 2018. We are thrilled to have the James Street Residence and the St Vincents Place Residence included in this year’s shortlist. Both projects have been selected in two categories – House Alteration & Addition over 200m2 and Heritage. The winners will be announced at an event in July.

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Rooftop spa made from bluestone

Elevated three levels above Albert Park, the rooftop terrace at the St Vincents Place Residence overlooks views to the Melbourne city skyline. Tucked inconspicuously onto the roof is a feature spa, custom designed in bluestone. The initial drawings for the design were deceptively simple, but the execution proved to be more than a little challenging. The spa itself was constructed off-site and craned onto the roof. Complex curves were carved from solid pieces of stone in order to create the continuous form in bluestone. The steps leading into the spa are formed by three overlapping cylinders of solid bluestone. The spa is positioned to make use of the city views and is surrounded by a landscaped terrace with a BBQ and refrigerator to create a self-contained entertainment area.

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The Balgowlah Heights Residence in Sydney

We would like to introduce our latest project we are currently designing in Sydney. We have been producing projects in Sydney for more than 15 years and it’s an area we always enjoy working in. The city’s topology and climate encourages different conversations and ultimately requires a distinctive architectural response. The design for the Balgowlah Heights Residence has now moved from a concept stage to a defined plan and form. It has been a pleasure developing the ideas for the project with our clients who are enthusiastic and open to new ideas and willing to push the boundaries to create their family home. The proposed design is a series of stepped terraces that traverse the steeply sloping site and opens directly onto the foreshore of Reef Bay.

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James Street Residence Completed

We are delighted to share completed images of the James Street Residence which is a family home perched on a hill in Richmond. The building is made from two distinct parts – a restoration of the existing home which revitalises one of the first examples of a kit home in Australia and a modern extension as a distinct point of difference. Together the two create a cross section through architectural history along James Street. Each component creates its own distinct vernacular.

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