ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

h

Nominate now the Building of the Year 2017 »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Australia
  5. b.e. Architecture
  6. 2008
  7. 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture

  • 01:00 - 30 January, 2011
57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture
57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture, © Mein Photo
© Mein Photo

© Mein Photo © Mein Photo © Mein Photo © Mein Photo +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne Victoria, Australia
  • Project Architect

    Andrew Piva
  • Engineer

    P + J Dalgleish
  • Builder

    Good Constructions
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Tivoli Road house is a private residence, located on a rare inner-city corner site located within a streetscape of mixed housing stock. Its location allowed us to explore both built form and materials selection, and is designed to act as a bookend to the other houses in its block. The exposed corner site meant a protective building was required for both visual and acoustic privacy, and the design seeks to create an enclosed shelter for the occupants. To enhance the building’s reading as a single object, a single external material was chosen – bluestone. The bluestone was selected for its durability and ability to age kindly, while being sourced locally allowed the construction costs to be lowered. In order to create movement in the external faces, a paneling technique was developed using the diamond sawn bluestone in varying thickness and panel widths – the “chattered” effect the stone created meant we could push the limit of residential architecture to a more brutal, minimal built form.

© Mein Photo
© Mein Photo

To soften the expansive use of bluestone, the clients’ love of timber was expressed within – where externally the bluestone dominates, so too does the timber internally. The building utilizes Spotted gum flooring throughout, with feature bunk rooms for occasional visitors clad floor to ceiling, and a cranked Blackwood stair in the two storey entrance space that serves as a modern reference to the traditional spiral staircase.

first floor plan
first floor plan

Internal light courts were used to filter light throughout the site, enclosed external courtyards used to incorporate landscaping, both maintaining privacy and connection to the exterior conditions. A six metre sliding window was employed to convert the living area into a large entertaining terrace, borrowing views to the city in order to instill a spaciousness uncommon in small inner city sites.

© Mein Photo
© Mein Photo

With all b.e. Architecture projects, the refined forms and considered material selection are achieved by resolving every corner, junction and detail with craft-like techniques, seen here particularly in the subtle external texture designed to develop a patina affording the building a timeless quality.

east elevation
east elevation
Cite: "57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture" 30 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/106000/57-tivoli-road-b-e-architecture/>
Read comments

20 Comments

Michael Baugus · February 04, 2011

The Bluestone facade is very cool- 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/eameGh

chyanne husar · February 01, 2011

I really like this facade #design http://bit.ly/gNM2Zq

Alejandro · January 31, 2011

the wood work is veryyy good!

Beth Rosso · January 31, 2011

“@ArchDaily: 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture http://archdai.ly/eyTiai #architecture”//belo projeto!

archfeeds com · January 31, 2011

Via @ArchDaily - 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture http://dlvr.it/FRpFL #architecture

DEZIGN · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Architecture Location: Melbourne, Australia Pro... http://bit.ly/h7c5Oc

Travel Writer · January 31, 2011

RT| 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Architecture Location: Melbourne... http://bit.ly/faH7Be @archdaily

daqb design · January 31, 2011

RT @ArchDaily: 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture http://archdai.ly/eyTiai #architecture

Architekt R V Scholz · January 31, 2011

#Architekt #Calau 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Archite... http://bit.ly/fRTPjo #in http://dy.cx/c03

AF · January 31, 2011

RT @ArchDaily: 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture http://archdai.ly/eyTiai #architecture

m.kurniawan · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture | ArchDaily http://t.co/i0buCek via @archdaily

Edgar Hdz Farfán · January 31, 2011
Barry Maguire · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture via ArchDaily - © Mein Photo Architects: b.e. Architecture ... http://tinyurl.com/5tp38wa

arch_related · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Architecture Location: Melbourne, Australia Pro... http://bit.ly/h7c5Oc

Corporate Punk · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Architecture Location: Melbourne, Australia Pro... http://bit.ly/g9N2os

Garrett Cox · January 31, 2011

RT @archfeeds: Via @ArchDaily - 57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture http://dlvr.it/FRpFL #architecture

ArchitecturePassion · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Architecture Location: Melbourne, Austral... http://tinyurl.com/6bx8a76

Bocetos Digitales · January 31, 2011

57 Tivoli Road / b.e. Architecture: © Mein PhotoArchitects: b.e. Architecture Location: Melbourne, Australia Pro... http://bit.ly/g3FNlo

Sandra · January 31, 2011

Good considered material selection, 57 Tivoli Road http://bit.ly/f5mmze

FRM · January 31, 2011

Very, very nice. Theres a bit of cheating with the way the north elevation continues the window recess with solid material, but its such a nice project I'll allow it..

Mario · February 26, 2011 07:02 AM

agree with that, unless all those windows open as just one element.

···

Comments are closed

Read comments
© Mein Photo

Tivoli路57号 / b.e. Architecture