first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Houses Australia photographs:  Peter ClarkePhotographs:  Peter Clarke + 29 Share “COPY” Architects: B.E Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveBlake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURESave this picture!© Peter ClarkeHouses•Shoreham, Australia CopyAbout this officeB.E ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShorehamHousesAustraliaPublished on May 07, 2013Cite: “Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURE” 07 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURE ArchDaily Area:  520 m² Area:  520 m² Photographs CopySave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The house at Blake Street is a response to the blend of coastal and rural characteristics evident at the site. The dominant feature of the house is the massive stone podium which allows for the ruggedness of the site to be preserved without compromising the utility of the house. By elevating the house, it has the feel of being in the trees, and allows the indigenous vegetation of the site to come right up to the house. The stonework is also a reference to the strong presence of many of the older buildings in the surrounding area, which feature stone plinths of identical white Maffra stone and similar rudimentary construction.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe brief called for a house that was relaxed and casual, and felt like it belonged at the site. Because the site is particular exposed to wind, this has dictated the form and position of the building. Entry to the house is on the windward or western side; whilst on the leeward or north eastern side the house opens up to take advantage of the greater protection afforded this side. The scale of the house is mitigated by the stone podium, partially concealed by the ground and vegetation, and containing ancillary spaces and a guest wing.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeBE Architecture has developed a multi-disciplinary practice which draws upon the diverse skills of its staff and covers a range of disciplines including interior, industrial and landscape design. This means that a number of consultants that would normally be needed on a project of this scale are not required. However, key contributions to the project were made by the structural engineer, through the design of an economical and understated structure for the timber buildings, and Marcos Davidson, the artist who made the wrought iron light fitting in the main living space which references the vegetation of the site.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe project was cost effective in spite of the rural location due to the minimisation of the number of trades required. The bulk of the house was built by carpenters utilising conventional lightweight construction techniques. The extensive stonework was also constructed primarily by bricklayers as opposed to specialist stonemasons, utilising rough struck local stone.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe house has been designed and constructed with sustainability in mind. Insulation techniques throughout the house are above and beyond standard requirements, as the house features numerous layers of insulation, applied at each different stage of the construction. External walls feature thick frames, boosting thermal performance. Windows are double glazed with split frames. A variety of other techniques including thermal extract fans, hydronic heating and solar hot water also minimise energy consumption. Extensive underground rainwater tanks provide water for irrigation and all functions required by the house.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe black and white colour scheme of the exterior acknowledges the necessity of treating timber to prolong its lifespan, especially in such an exposed site, but pushes this further to develop a strong graphic composition out of what may initially appear as a constraint.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessA Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 2)Articles30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / NarchSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Caltech Appoints Chief Communications Officer

first_img Farnaz Khadem Credit: SLACAfter a national search, Farnaz Khadem—a communications leader with two decades of experience in higher education, journalism, private industry, and the public sector—has been appointed Chief Communications Officer at Caltech.Her appointment is effective January 11, 2016.Khadem will lead the development of strategic communications in support of research programs as well as Institute initiatives and priorities. This will include collaboration on communications across campus and direct oversight of the Office of Strategic Communications. She will serve also as the Institute’s spokesperson and primary advisor on communications matters and opportunities.Khadem has served for the last five years as the director of communications at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy national laboratory operated by Stanford University. At SLAC, she developed and implemented a strategic communications plan and was responsible for managing the laboratory’s entire communications structure, including news and media relations, digital communications, emergency communications, and social media.“Farnaz emerged from the search as a remarkably good fit for Caltech and the candidate best able to further develop Caltech’s communication capabilities,” says Diana Jergovic, vice president for strategy implementation at Caltech. “She will guide us well in this increasingly vital role as we seek to use communications ever more effectively to engage and inspire communities of supporters locally, nationally, and globally.”“It’s a privilege to join Caltech, a renowned research and educational institution. With a distinguished history of transformative discoveries, Caltech has had a lasting influence on a broad range of scientific and technical fields,” says Khadem. “I look forward to working with everyone at the Institute to tell the story of how that innovation continues to have an impact on society and on all of us.”Prior to joining SLAC, Khadem held communications leadership positions at the University of California, Irvine; the World Anti-doping Agency; the Vaccine Fund; and Eli Lilly and Company. She worked for the U.S. Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps, with posts in Israel, Italy, and Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty People Caltech Appoints Chief Communications Officer By KATHY SVITIL Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 | 3:46 pmlast_img read more