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May 23, 2022

When an architect designs a home, the idea of balance is keenly considered. Testifying to this notion is Anderson Road, which sees B.E Architecture use custom flooring and landscape architecture to control the impact of a raw material palette. A house tour of the resulting residence reveals a harmonious pairing of brickwork and natural timber.

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, Anderson Road embraces the spatial opportunities afforded by its site. Externally, the architect designs a home that is staggered in levels: a series of buildings, separated by surprising pockets of landscape architecture. To the rear of the property, an expanse of greenery leads to the swimming pool. Internally, the architect designs a home with a dynamic spatial arrangement. Whilst the soaring ceiling of the living room interacts with the compressed hallway space, a statement ribbon staircase flows smoothly into an open kitchen that is centred on a concrete island bench.

Responding to the brickwork of the house, timber flooring by Made by Storey softens the material character of the dwelling. When an architect designs a home, Made by Storey is on-hand to provide bespoke flooring solutions that embrace the desire for customisation. Selected in the warming colour of Sesame, the flooring of Anderson Road is comprised of narrow boards, with each echoing the profile of the brickwork.

Pushing the boundaries of residential interior design, the architect designs a home that serves as a lesson in materiality. By balancing the impactful brickwork with timber flooring, B.E Architecture creates a sense of harmony within a dynamic and custom-made project.

00:00 - Introduction to the Home
00:41 - Utilising Raw and Natural Materials
01:22 - Strong Features and Elements in the Home
01:57 - Unique Connection of Buildings and Spaces
03:06 - Landscape Architecture
03:32 - Customised, Natural Timber Flooring
04:58 - Low Maintenance Living
05:19 - What the Architect is Most Proud Of
05:39 - What Made by Storey is Most Proud Of

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Photography by Victor Vieaux and Sharon Xie.
Architecture and Interior Design by B.E Architecture.
Build by Dome Building Projects.
Landscape Architecture by Myles Baldwin Design.
Structural Engineering by D&A Consulting.
Geotechnical Engineering by ResCom Consulting Engineers.
Flooring by Made by Storey.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

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