Form and functionality at "Rosalie Plinth House"

Things are moving along nicely at "Rosalie Plinth House". The old cottage is getting an internal make-over, internal sheeting is completed and the new extension - kitchen, living, deck and second storey mastersuite are taking form. We love the way the blackbutt stairs are detailed and the screening doors are working well to protect from the Western sun. For more information about the evolution of the project click here. Click on the images to scroll through.

Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters Opens

Alex and the crew have opened their doors and are now serving up some great java. The design by Arcke focusses on opening up the internal spaces and establishing a dialogue with the street. New design components complement the rich existing textures and character of the old store. 

New Shingle

After 3 years in our West End studio, we thought it might be time to finally install some signage. The brass plate is as shiny as it will ever be and will age to a beautiful patina over time. Thanks to Jason from Inkahoots for our logo design and co-ordination of fabrication.

"Rosalie Plinth House" begins construction

The renovation and extension to this character workers cottage in inner-city Brisbane has begun. The pool shell has been constructed, the house lifted and the concrete is poised to pour. Columns are in the ground and floor framing to the new section is underway. More information about this project in the flood affected area can be found here.  

Brisbane News features Arcke

Arcke has been featured in Brisbane News this week, a publication that is available throughout Brisbane suburbs. You can also have a read on the Brisbane News website. Thanks to Michelle Bailey who wrote the article and to our lovely clients for allowing us to take the images of their beautiful home. For more images of the project click here.

Housing Futures Forum NGV

Matt recently attended the Housing Futures Forum at the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne. The event hosted a series of lectures and conversations about new trajectories in residential architecture. Highlights included presentations by Kerstin Thompson and Philip Thalis. 

Beyond the inevitable project question of "How many toilets do you need?", deeper motivations for quality residential architecture were explored. The notion of the house as a balance of both private retreat and civic contribution was discussed together with the need for housing as part of the broader built environment to facilitate a greater sense of community.

It is also worth noting there were a lot of people wearing black.

Bardon Garden House - it's a wrap!

The tradies have put down their tools, the pizza oven is completed and the family has moved back into their beautiful home. We love the blackbutt kitchen island, the popham tile splashback and the gorgeous dining/lounge that projects into the north facing backyard.

For more information about the project click here. Stay tuned for more images coming soon.

Red Hill Half Way House underway

Construction has begun on the Red Hill Half Way House. Over the coming months the workers cottage will be transformed into a light-filled, two-storey home that takes advantage of the fantastic city views.

For more information on the project click here. 

Bardon Garden House takes form

The build in Bardon has been in construction since September and the elements are really beginning to take shape. We love the floating roofline and the recycled brick. For more information about the brief and the project click here. 

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Caulfield Two Fold House completed

Following a five month build, the owners have moved back into their newly renovated "Two Fold" house in Caulfield. The tight two bedroom house has been transformed into a three bedroom with study, with a compact services wing. Recycled materials, warm timbers and blonded plywood have been used throughout. The open plan kitchen and dining  has deep picture windows that double as seating. We've been told that the extra space has been well used for larger dinner parties during the summer months. For more info on the brief and the project click here.

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Flinders Lane office fit-out completed

These beautiful images represent the recently completed office interior situated in an art deco building in Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD. Arcke's involvement included the overall layout and design and coordination of joinery installation. Specific crafted items include bespoke timber screens with integrated seating bench,  boardroom table in birch faced plywood with stylised graphic and moveable storage units in plywood and recycled blackbutt. Thanks to Alex at Earl Pinto who completed the pieces.

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Caulfield Two Fold House - in construction

Construction is nearing lock-up stage at the "two fold" house in Caulfield. Plywood ceilings have currently been installed and joinery is arriving on site. Recycled materials have been utilised in cladding and on interior and exterior finishes. Scheduled for completion in September 2014. 

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