Whitehall Road Residence | B.E Architecture

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Location: Flinders, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Size: 740 ft2

Year: 2014



Architects: B.E Architecture
Photography: © Peter Clarke



Located in Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, Whitehall Road is one of B.E Architecture’s established projects that has recently been revisited to capture current imagery.

The house at Whitehall Road is positioned at the crest of a hill, to take advantage of the sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. A grove of mature gum trees inform the location of the house; their tall and slender trunks countering the low horizontality of the building and providing shade to the pool and deck areas. The overriding gesture of the building is the massive drystone wall running the full length of the house. It is cut into the earth, at once anchoring the house and countering the exposure of the site.

Orientated to follow the drystone wall, the house is a series of rectilinear pavilions. Downplaying the scale of the five bedroom house, the pavilions allow for a variety of outdoor, indoor and interstitial spaces. The character of the interstitial spaces is further emphasised through the use of fully retractable glazing and delicate cane screening.

Stone, timber, glass and render are the predominant materials. The heaviness and solidity of the stone and the scale of the timber sections provide a strong contrast to the large expanses of glass which feature throughout. Sightlines are carefully coordinated with the glazing in a sequenced revealing of the vast landscape.

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B.E Architecture


Led by directors Broderick Ely, Jonathon Boucher And Andrew Piva, the B.E architecture team is young, dynamic and multicultural, with a range of personal interests and specialities.

Members of the firm work closely with their clients, builders and individual contractors to ensure that the building expresses the client it was built for and everything needed is in its place. The designs are quiet, yet strong creating a response that is appropriate to its surroundings with attention to materiality that ensures projects will continue to improve over the passage of time.

With more than 20 years of practice, B.E architecture has built a body of work in various locations around Australia, with international commissions currently under development.

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CONTACT

B.E Architecture

16 Cecil Place
Prahran VIC 3181
Australia

+613 9529 6433

office@bearchitecture.com


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Holroyd Court by Foomann Architects

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Area: 400 m2
Year: 2017



Architects: Foomann Architects
Builder: Quadro Constructions
Landscape: Mud-Office
Photography: © Willem-Dirk du Toit
Photography Styliste: Esme Parker



An existing interwar duplex on a sloping site was the foundation of this challenging conversion project.

The two units had complex floor plans over three levels, including a detached basement. The interior was adapted primarily through the demolition of dividing walls and floors. The basement garage was connected through a new staircase and repurposed as the kids’ play area.

The solidity of the original building was respected through curved details and materials designed to emphasise mass. A new central void above the entry creates drama and provides a visual clarity to the arrangement of spaces.

The building’s steep elevation provided excellent views but created a disconnection with the outdoors. A key gesture was burying the old garage doors behind a grassy hill to connect the main living space to the garden and swimming pool.

The result is a home that’s open and connected; an entertainer where young kids and pets can run wild.

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Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann

Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann established Foomann in 2008. learn more


CONTACT

Foomann Architects

Office
L2/309 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone
+61 408 546 470

Email
info@foomann.com.au


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St Vincents Place Residence by B.E Architecture

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Location: Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2017



Architects: B.E Architecture

Photography: © Derek Swalwell


 


As a modern renaissance home, the St Vincents Place Residence is a new archetype developed through reinterpretation of classical references with a modern sensibility. 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.

Positioned behind a significant heritage façade, the new extension is a cultural bridge between historical significance and modern progress. Embracing the consideration of time, the design response examines pinnacles of architecture and design throughout history. It recreates original elements that extract and expand upon qualities of substance, inspired by those that are proven to span the test of time. Although the majority of the home is a new building, it is not immediately recognisable as such.

The reworking of older-style details in the front section of the original building, include curved cornices, arched doors and custom steel fireplaces, which are not typical modern construction methodologies, but feel at ease within the Victorian frontage. Integral to the details is an authentic demonstration of unusual level of craftsmanship, an appreciation of the capacity of man-kind. Even the smallest of details, like the hand-stained dovetail joints along the timber skirting, are deserving of a moment’s reflection.

The modern counterpart in the rear extension uses insitu concrete, terrazzo style stone floors, painted timber ceilings and bluestone walling to create a point of difference from the front. Rejecting stark minimalism, the classical details are exchanged for rich textures continuing the hand-hewn character throughout the house.

Leading the way to intellectual discourse, the substantial art collection explores topics of philosophy, literature, religion and even science. At moments these are literally written into the walls, such as the three storey light-well built around the lightwork Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens by artist Nathan Coley and the niche installation of the wax sculpture Romeu ‘my deer’ by artist Berlinde De Bruyckere.

As carefully curated as the art collection, the interiors for the house is an eclectic mix covering diverse cultural references across many eras. Many of the rooms are positioned around knowledge, encasing collections of books on expansive shelves and using them as a centrepiece within the custom coffee table in the living room.

A refined, casual aesthetic is created, incorporating unique vintage pieces sourced from Europe and Asia as a direct historic reference. Each piece adds to the dialogue of the space with exotic and interesting stories of when or where they are from or how they were created. Many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind designs by B.E Architecture, commissioned expressly for this project, pushing the artisanal character of the architectural detailing into the furniture.

Combining history, art and culture, the St Vincents Place Residence is ultimately a place of rebirth, simultaneously reviving an exceptional period home and cultivating a place of renewal that elevates quality of life for the client.

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Led by directors Broderick Ely, Jonathon Boucher And Andrew Piva, the B.E architecture team is young, dynamic and multicultural, with a range of personal interests and specialities.

Members of the firm work closely with their clients, builders and individual contractors to ensure that the building expresses the client it was built for and everything needed is in its place. The designs are quiet, yet strong creating a response that is appropriate to its surroundings with attention to materiality that ensures projects will continue to improve over the passage of time.

With more than 20 years of practice, B.E architecture has built a body of work in various locations around Australia, with international commissions currently under development.

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Address

16 Cecil Place
Prahran VIC 3181
Australia

Telephone

+613 9529 6433

Email

office@bearchitecture.com


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Cross-Stitch House by FMD Architects

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Category: Residential Alterations, Residential Interiors
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2013



AWARDS

2014 | Shortlisted | AIA VAA
2014 | Shortlisted | IDEA Awards
2014 | Shortlisted | Houses Magazine : House of the Year [Res. Alt & Add.]



Architects: FMD Architects
Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak
Photography © Peter Bennetts


The site is a single storey terrace on a small 5m wide block in the inner city of Melbourne.

The brief was to create new Living and Dining spaces, relocate the existing kitchen and bathrooms and improve access to natural light in the main living and main bedroom areas.

The existing Victorian eastern end of the house containing 2 bedrooms was to remain and be refurbished.

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Fiona Dunin established FMD Architects in 2005 with a focus on design intensive projects of varying scales and types.

Fiona merges the two disciplines of interior design and architecture. Her experience is diverse, with a range of projects including residential, major retail and institutional projects over the last 20 years. The detailed nature of her work, coupled with her extensive research into materials and product development is reflected in the rich interiors and architecture produced. more


CONTACT

FMD Architects

Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St

Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

+61 3 9670 9671


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Ocean Residence by FMD Architects

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Location: Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Year: 2015



Architects: FMD Architects
Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Katherine Peasley, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Alex Peck,
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The residence is a weekend beach house for a semi retired couple with a large family and extensive corporate guests. The house was designed to entertain large amounts of guests for parties and extended stays.

FMD architects inherited the concept deign prepared by Tony Hobba Architects and was engaged to develop the interior and architectural details for the project.

An interior landscape is created which merges into the surrounding external landscape. Materials and colours are drawn from the local environment and counterbalance the intense blue ocean hues. Natural timbers, local stone, textures tiles and muted stones are selected to mimic the surrounds. Selected paint and tile colours reflect the deep oranges and reds found in the local stone and local flora.

The interiors defer the striking landscape and subtly merge with it to create a seamless relationship between the interior built form and nature. The house is grand in scale, yet the spaces are relaxed yet sophisticated, modular and flexible. The balanced selection of imported and local furniture, lighting and materials celebrates the quality of local design within a global design environment.

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Fiona Dunin established FMD Architects in 2005 with a focus on design intensive projects of varying scales and types.

Fiona merges the two disciplines of interior design and architecture. Her experience is diverse, with a range of projects including residential, major retail and institutional projects over the last 20 years. The detailed nature of her work, coupled with her extensive research into materials and product development is reflected in the rich interiors and architecture produced. more


CONTACT

FMD Architects

Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St

Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

+61 3 9670 9671


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Elwood House by Matyas Architects

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Location: Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2016



Architects: Matyas Architects

Furniture and Styling: Nina Provan

Builder: LBA Constructions

Windows: T H E R M E C O

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John Matyas

Matyas Architects (formerly John Matyas Architects) is a medium size architecture and interior design practice based in Middle Park, Melbourne.

The practice was established by John Matyas in 1989 , and maintains a team of over 10 architectural and interior staff with extensive project experience, capable of managing a diverse range of projects. more


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Matyas Architects

17A Armstrong Street
Middle Park Vic 3206 Australia

telephone  +61 3 9690 4662
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East West House by Rob Kennon Architects

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Location: Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Area: 225 sqm

Year: 2013


AVARDS

2014 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards Shortlist Residential Alterations and Additions
2014 Houses Awards Shortlist House in a Heritage Context
2014 Houses Awards Shortlist House Alteration and Addition over 200 m²



Architects: Rob Kennon Architects

Landscape Architect Robyn Barlow

Photography © Derek Swalwell



This house, on a deep site near the top of Richmond Hill contains the unexpected. A large roof deck is hidden behind the heritage protected Victorian roofline, like a secret lookout over the Melbourne skyline. The deck which extends from the upper-level master bedroom, bridges the two fundamental aspects of the house. It links the restored early Victorian heritage building with a separate contemporary but contextually responsive extension designed for a downsizing couple with regularly visiting family and grandchildren.

The scheme involved demolition of the lean-to at the rear, complete restoration of the existing front four rooms (including a new bathroom, which took the space of an existing room without disturbing the heritage fabric) and the addition of a rear contemporary structure with living space, carport, upper-level master bedroom and roof deck.

The existing Victorian detailing was stripped back to highlight the elegant fireplace arches, Baltic pine flooring and timber mouldings. Freestanding (not built in) bespoke joinery neatly fits into the existing fireplace recesses to clearly define the old and new.

The east-west site orientation cleverly turns an apparent design detriment into a major design feature. The long rear extension abuts the south boundary to achieve a delightful rear northern orientation, much longer than possible from a north-south site of similar size.

The new structure is visually separated from the heritage building by a glass link, with hidden utility spaces behind. A series of glazed connections, incorporating a large sliding glass door, a fixed door, a picture window and a frameless section, provide each space its own special interaction with the immediately adjacent garden.

To reduce its mass, the upper storey is constructed as a timber framed setback pop-up, out of the triangular masonry form. The bedroom receives filtered northern and western light through batten shutters, which control the heat in warmer months.

Externally, the addition is constructed out of recycled pressed red bricks with rough natural sand and cement render. This sits comfortably with the aged bluestone and other materials of the original early Victorian house.

Internally, the new living, dining and kitchen areas are associated by the consistent use of solid oak flooring, walls and joinery. The tight oak grain brings natural warmth to the space. The fine detailing of the junctions, joinery doors, recesses and fittings provoke an appreciation of the considered way in which the space has been crafted. Further, the changing volumes, lighting and varied glazed connections to the garden differentiate the various functional spaces.

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Rob Kennon Architect

Rob established the practice, Rob Kennon Architects, in 2011 after years of experiences working with two of Melbourne’s most influential and respected design practices, Bates Smart and Jackson Clements Burrows. Prior to that, Rob worked with Bochsler & Partners.

Rob graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Planning and Design (First Class Honours) and a Master of Architecture. He was awarded the Ernest Fooks Memorial Award for Design and was selected in the Dean’s Honours List. more


CONTACT

Studio 1, Level 1,

156 George St

Fitzroy Vic 3065

03 9015 8621

mail@robkennon.com

Armadale Residence by B.E Architecture

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Location: Armadale, Melbourne, Australia

Year: 2017



Architects: B.E Architecture

Architects in Charge: Broderick Ely, Andrew Piva, Jon Boucher

Photographer: Peter Clarke


 


The overall feeling of the three-storey residence in Armadale is lightness – almost an ethereal floating quality created by the sun refracting over the granite façade. This is a contradiction to the reality of the 260 tons of granite which make up the building’s skin.

The natural texture and irregularity of the split-faced material blurs the hard lines of the stacked rectilinear building. While the building is strong, it sits quietly in its surroundings.

The use of three types of granite unifies the external and internal spaces. While all the materials are all substantial, when used together, there is evenness through the house. In order for this to work, the architectural detailing was integrated with fine craftsmanship by the builders and stone masons. Working together, we were able to create subtle variation in the materials and intricate details where a slight change in the finish makes the same material fit for different function. In a few places this required thinking of atypical applications for the stone and working with suppliers to push custom fabrications. This is particularly evident in the master ensuite where a custom bath and basin were engineered from solid blocks of stone creating a seamless detailing throughout the project.

While there is permanence to the structure, the internal spaces are light and open, particularly in the living area where the fully retractable glazed doors open onto the adjacent courtyard.

The program for the house responded to the clients who were downsizing from a large family house to one that was more focused. While still accommodating rooms for visiting adult children, the house is centred around its use primarily by the couple. The rooms are purpose-built to meet their needs including shared study and extra-large master ensuite including a private outdoor shower in a secluded Japanese garden. This is a particularly unexpected detail in an urban property.

With a holistic approach, the in-house multi-disciplinary design team considered all elements of landscaping and interiors within the architecture plans. The landscaping responds to the clients’ desire to have diverse planted outlooks and terraces without the maintenance of a full lawn. Behind the privacy fence, giving little away to the street, a grove of Mount Fugi cherry trees under planted with rosemary greet visitors when they enter the site. The kitchen and other living spaces direct sightlines to low maintenance plantings on the terrace.

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Led by directors Broderick Ely, Jonathon Boucher And Andrew Piva, the B.E architecture team is young, dynamic and multicultural, with a range of personal interests and specialities.

Members of the firm work closely with their clients, builders and individual contractors to ensure that the building expresses the client it was built for and everything needed is in its place. The designs are quiet, yet strong creating a response that is appropriate to its surroundings with attention to materiality that ensures projects will continue to improve over the passage of time.

With more than 20 years of practice, B.E architecture has built a body of work in various locations around Australia, with international commissions currently under development.

more


CONTACT

Address

16 Cecil Place
Prahran VIC 3181
Australia

Telephone

+613 9529 6433

Email

office@bearchitecture.com


VISIT

B.E Architecture


 

Kiah House by Austin Maynard Architects

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Location: North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

Site area: 309m2

Existing house: 95m2

Addition: 68m2 (53m2 ground + 15m2 first)

Total Floor area: 163m2

Year: 2018



Architects: Austin Maynard Architects

Project Team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Natalie Miles, Ray Dinh

Photography: © Tess Kelly Photography



More and more Australians are working from home. Kiah House explores a new approach to the home office, while also fulfilling the owners need for a strong and positive sanctuary.


Kiah House is an addition to a weatherboard cottage in North Fitzroy, Melbourne. The extension comprises two separate pieces of architecture, the master bedroom ‘haven’ – which sits beside the original house extending to the northern boundary, and the separate office poised above. The original Victorian-era house, built in 1927, has been respectfully restored and updated with a new kitchen and bathroom.

The owners, Angela and Rahul (and their three cats) had a clear idea of what a home meant to them – “a sanctuary”. They wanted a light and airy house, with a “strong and positive vibe”, to entertain friends and family and also to relax and meditate. Influenced by Japanese gardens and the Buddhist retreats of Kyoto, the design responds to the client’s desire for peace and mindfulness.

MORE THAN JUST A PLACE FOR SHUT-EYE

A bedroom can be far more than just a dark space at the quiet end of your home. A bedroom can be a contemplative, meditative space that at one time is wrapped up cosy and tight in layers of beautiful heavy curtains and then open to the outdoors the next. At Kiah House we were charged with the task of creating spaces, both private and shared, that spill out into the garden and yet adaptable enough to create solitude and privacy when needed.

The master bedroom ‘haven’ has a dedicated Buddhist prayer space and opens up to the garden and ponds via sliding double-glazed glass panels blurring the lines between inside and outside. The towering lemon scented gum tree is enclosed by a small deck area, a place for the owners to “sit and meditate”.

The roof of the retreat is turf, covered in plants and edible vegetation (Disphyma Crassifolium) to provide an abundance of insulation as well as creating a buffer in the event of falling gum tree limbs. Accessed via a modest ladder, the green expanse also means the study is not overlooking a dull roof, instead Rahul looks out on a thriving roof garden.

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Kiah challenges the suburban binary of the ‘front yard’ and the ‘backyard’. In this small enclave of North Fitzroy, an unusual road lay-out has led to some houses having two street frontages at either end of the block (see diagram). At the rear of Kiah, high fences and ugly garage doors dominate the neighbours houses, while across the road, on the northern side, old weatherboard homes form a traditional street front.

We found the defensiveness of the rear elevations to be odd. We decided that the backyard should be a second front yard. Kiah engages with the northern street and the northern neighbours. The new deck is elevated enabling views and interaction with the street. The new bedroom retreat faces directly onto the street, with operable louvres that allow Rahul and Angela to connect as much, or as little, as they wish. The new bamboo fence allows view and light between the garden and the street. A pedestrian gate creates a new ‘front door’ to the northern street where previously a high and defensive fence turned its back. more

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Higher Ground by DesignOffice

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Client: Higher Ground

Completion Date: June 2016


2017 Australian Interior Design Awards
Hospitality Design
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Architects: Design Office
Collaboration: Basis Builders / Profile Furniture / BREC / JB Elliot
Photography: © Sean Fennessy


DesignOffice were commissioned by Nathan Toleman and the team behind Top Paddock and The Kettle Black to create a new all-day destination for food and drink close by Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. 

The design approach was anchored around the creation of a series of tiered platforms, providing both intimacy and layered perspective within the vast site.

The new architectural interventions are designed to sit with deliberate tension between the existing brick and concrete forms. Midnight blue staircases are expressed as confident geometric steel forms abutting the soaring columns which support the residential development above.

The rich and tactile palette combines terrazzo, cork, painted steel, stone, black fibre board and solid timbers to define and anchor each setting. Layers of planting, rugs, furniture and lighting inhabit the levels to provide a range of seating options for customers from morning through to the evening.

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Terrace House by Wolveridge Architects

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Location: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Category: Residential Alterations and Additions (An extensive refurbishment and addition to a heritage terrace house in East Melbourne)

Year: 2016

2017 Residential Design shortlist (Australian Interior Design Awards)


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Architects: Wolveridge Architects

Photographer: Derek Swalwell (existing photo by Ben Hosking)


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WOLVERIDGE ARCHITECTS


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The practice was established in Melbourne on January 2, 2000 by its principal architect and director, Jeremy Wolveridge, following his extended periods of travel working for some years as an architect in an established London firm and in tropical Far North Queensland.

The practice headquarters are located at the United Tannery and Boot Factory, a converted 19th century brick manufacturing building in Collingwood, Melbourne’s inner city industrial precinct.  Wolveridge Architects retains a regional presence in Port Douglas, far north Queensland.

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Abstract House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Architects: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Project team: Matt Gibson, Brett Stonehouse, Claire Monahan, Huw Wellard, Erica Tsuda, Weian Lim, Michael Newberg, Christopher Hewson, Alice Chow, CJ Koay

Photography: © Shannon McGrath

 


An addition to an existing red brick double fronted Victorian, this home is arranged to allow a strong axial progression from front to rear. Formal spaces are zoned within the original front rooms whilst the rear caters for the main family spaces at the ground level with sleeping spaces above. The new works are externally conceived as an assemblage of abstract geometric shapes adapted to meet the site constraints and reminiscent of the formal and material simplicity of early European modernist houses. Adapted to meet an Australian climate the interior spaces are composed simply and opened up to work seamlessly with the architecture and the exterior. The forms and material textures (including red brick and black zinc to coordinate with the existing building) continue internally and help designate and define certain programmatic functions within the house, whilst the white plaster of the interior along with floor materials and joinery elements manoeuvre externally to dissolve interior and exterior.

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Matt brings wide and varied experience having worked within various architectural and interior design offices both in Australia & the UK before setting up his own practice in 2003. Matt has an intimate experience of various project types including large scale institutional & commercial projects through to smaller scale retail, hospitality and residential design. Matt is known for establishing a strong strategic direction and a clear and client specific design solution. He has strong communication skills and over a decade’s experience in co-ordinating design teams, consultants & authorities to achieve best possible outcomes. Matt Gibson is a guest tutor at Melbourne University and Deakin University’s Schools of Architecture, a regular guest speaker at Design-Ex, has been a juror on the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Awards and is convenor of the Australian Institute of Architects Medium Practice Forum. Matt was elected a Fellow of the DIA in 2011 for services to the Interior Design industry and is a juror on the 2013 Australian Interior Design Award panel.

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Interior, The Bride & Groom by Russell & George

 

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Year: 2014


Architects: Russell & George

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2015 Australian Interior Design Awards / Shortlist / Residential Interior


 

 


This house is stage one of the transformation of an existing 1950s suburban house into one half of a grander vision. Dubbed The Bride and Groom, stage one is The Bride, a decadent layered and luxurious series of reception and sleeping rooms. Stage two will be an open stone pavilion.

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Russell & George is an internationally recognised and award winning design practice employing architects, designers, theorists, strategists & urbanists.

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Belles Windsor by Ola architecture studio

 

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Location: Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Architects: OLA studio

Builder: Jimmy Timber

Photography: © Harvard Wang


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Belles Hot Chicken acquired the old Spud Bar restaurant at the Windsor end of chapel St in 2016. Riddled with clashing colours and quirky spaces, Ola focused on designing a space suitable for Belles with minimal intervention. The existing counter and all fixed tables and chairs were restored, with all new bar and kitchen equipment being housed in mild steel and recycled timber. The timber reclaimed from demolition was also used throughout the restaurant as shelves and various joinery items.

The combination of dark textured metals, recycled timber and warm whites, provides an inviting space to enjoy a meal and drink while maintaining the sites original quirks and charm.

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Ola is an award winning architecture studio with a reputation for delivering imaginative solutions to a diverse range of project types and scales. With broad design experience in residential, commercial and institutional work, Ola provides a high level of architecture, interior, masterplan and urban design services.

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Collingwood VIC 3066

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75018 PARIS

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