B.E Architecture – We look through the keyhole at one of our favourite architecture practises.

While some architectural practices favour form over function, the team at B.E Architecture gets the balance right every time. The Melbourne-based practice starts each project with a clear understanding of the user’s needs and experience and translates it into a sophisticated and timeless design.

B.E Architecture is lead by directors Broderick Ely, Jonathon Boucher and Andrew Piva. Each director is committed to researching and developing new concepts to find the very best design solutions for their clients. This involves the use of both innovative technology and time-honoured building techniques.

B.E has a multi-disciplinary team working in architecture, landscape, interior, furniture, lighting and object design. The result is a collaborative and holistic approach to design with outstanding results. Their work has been recognised through many awards and has been published widely both locally and internationally.

B.E Architecture’s body of work has been enhancing the Australian landscape for more than 20 years. Some of our favourite B.E projects include the Hopetoun Road project, a residential renovation and extension that features an elegant rendered gable façade and extensions that appear as ribbons of copper wrapping around the original building.

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B.E’s Cassell Street house is another favourite. Referencing an ancient Byzantine building, it has a strong rectilinear form made from natural stone. Subtle bandings of travertine are made up from 10 different-sized slabs of stone hand selected from opposite sides of the same quarry to produce two distinct tones.

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Beyond the residential sector, B.E is also responsible for the design of some of Melbourne’s finest hospitality venues, such as Siglo, a bar and terrace overlooking Parliament House and its surrounding gardens. Siglo is designed as lantern-like structure and features a series of operable windows in a mix of clear and green glass as a subtle reference to wine bottles.

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B.E also has some exciting projects currently in progress to add to their inspiring body of work. We’re looking forward to seeing the final results.

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