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The softer side of the Armadale Residence

You may be familiar with the architecture for the Armadale Residence but you may not be aware that B.E Architecture has also completed the interior design for the new home. We like to approach each architectural project as an individual response to our clients, and as we extend into the interiors that is an even more important consideration. Within the lightly coloured granite structure, the interiors of the Armadale Residence have an unmistakable sense of fun which comes directly from the clients’ personalities.

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Vogue Living – St Vincents Place

If you picked up some reading over the holidays, you may have come across the St Vincents Place Residence in the January Vogue Living Magazine. The issue is focused on “The Best of Australian Interior Design”. The feature story by editor, Annemarie Kiely includes the first images of the project taken by photographer Sharyn Cairns.

See the full article in our Media Index.

Introducing St Vincents Place Residence

As a modern renaissance home, the St Vincents Place Residence is a new archetype developed through reinterpretation of classical references. The client, as a patron, put his belief in architecture, artists and artisans to create a nourishing environment that goes beyond surface treatments by inscribing contemplative experiences into the physical form.

We are pleased to share images of the project, which is now included in our portfolio.

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Vanity Mirror

The B.E Architecture designed round mirror is deceptively simple, concealing several functions into one sleek shape. An integrated light illuminates around the mirror to light the face for makeup application and shaving. Tucked behind the mirror is a discrete compartment which replaces unsightly medicine cabinets. With the aim of improving the daily rituals of life, the round mirror design streamlines the practicalities of a bathroom mirror and enhances the experience.

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Custom Grape Vine

Typically in a new house, the landscaping is also new and takes more than a couple of years to establish. On a recent period restoration, we were faced with needing to use more established plants to contribute to the feeling of age through the project. Fortuitously, B.E Architecture’s design Director Broderick Ely noticed a mature ornamental grape vine in a suburban back yard while driving through Vermont. Standing taller than Brod, the vine was craned into the central courtyard of the inner city property. A custom stone planter was designed by B.E Architecture and crafted from a steel frame and shards of stone and covered in moss. The branches run the entire length of the terrace along the fence and are supported by custom hand-forged wrought iron brackets. The vine is now budding in its first Spring, as if it has always been there.

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Come Work With Us!

Are you excited by working through how unusual designs are created? Do you enjoy a face-paced work environment and always learning new things? Do you have appreciation for fine detailing? Would you like to join a team of like-minded individuals? B.E Architecture is now recruiting qualified architects. If this sounds like you or someone you know, see the complete job listing.

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House & Garden – Top 50 Rooms

Directors Broderick Ely and Andrew Piva recently joined a group esteemed designers at the Stokehouse for an event hosted by House and Garden Magazine to announce their 2017 list of “Top 50 Rooms”. B.E Architecture is honoured to be included in this year’s lineup which is published in the special edition of the House and Garden. In addition to the publication, B.E’s project is one of the finalists for the “Best use of Materials’ and “Best Kitchen”.

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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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Myriorama Series by Tony Clark

Segments of the Myriorama series, a repetition of adjacent landscape paintings, by artist Tony Clark often appear in B.E Architecture’s projects. Tony Clark is a contemporary artist from one of the most interesting periods of Australian art in the 1980’s. While the works are a conversation about art history, they are very approachable and instantly enjoyable. For these reasons, they make a great foundation piece for any collection.

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Houses Magazine – Armadale Residence

Fresh off the press! We’ve just got our copy of Issue 118 of Houses Magazine which includes a feature story on our project – the Armadale Residence.

See the full article in our Media Index.

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