Centenary, Bentleigh East

Centenary is a tribute to the distinctive vernacular of Melbourne’s 60s and 70s suburban architecture that inspired much of the work of artist Howard Arkley.

The tones and textures that surround this multi-residential development have been translated into a contemporary context.  Joinery massing reflects the low-slung, blocky forms of houses from this era, while materials find new interior applications through timber veneers, metal handles and reconstructed stone that reflect the tactile qualities of enduring designs of the era.

A connection with the environment was also important with both upstairs and downstairs apartments structured around an internal courtyard. Downstairs, outdoor spaces are framed by large glass sliding doors to maximise the connection to the generous courtyard gardens, while angled picture windows with a built in seat in the upper level apartments link the bedroom spaces to light and greenery while ensuring privacy is provided.

3D Visualisation by Gavin Scott