Kooyongkoot Road Residence / B.E Architecture

Kooyongkoot road residence / b. E architecture
© Melany Wimpee

The Kooyoonkoot Road Residence is a compact design on a smaller site. The three story form has been designed around two north facing courtyards. Planted gardens along the outdoor terraces create privacy from neighbouring properties. The gardens also intersect with the building to create verdant views from all the internal spaces so that the urban property feels surrounded by nature.

Kooyongkoot road residence / b. E architecture
© Melany Wimpee
Kooyongkoot road residence / b. E architecture
© Melany Wimpee

The materials palette was a response to the clients brief for fine-line aesthetic and bright internal spaces. The design follows a series of black metal details. The front façade is wrapped in metal cladding that meets a thin window detail. Black steel windows punctuate around the building. Similar details carry into the interior spaces, integrated into kitchen and living room joinery.

Kooyongkoot road residence / b. E architecture
© Melany Wimpee
Kooyongkoot road residence / b. E architecture
© Melany Wimpee

Behind a thin black steel gate, a staged entry to the house brings one through a planted path to the large pivot door at the entry – also clad in black metal. A skylight draws one up the steps into the house. This sets the tone of the project’s interiors where skylights and windows are positioned through the house so that the occupant is always moving toward the light.

Kooyongkoot road residence / b. E architecture
© Melany Wimpee

Project Details:

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architects: B.E Architecture
Photographs: Melany Wimpee

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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