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Brutalist Soviet Bus Stops

Brutalism as an architectural style flourished in the second half of the 20th century, probably as a reaction to the light optimistic styles that became popular in the earlier half. Guess what else was flourishing in the second half of the 20th century? That’s right – Soviet Russia.

And while the rest of the world has moved on (politically, architecturally, and by the looks of some of these structures logically?) these bus stops remain. Some of the off-form concrete elements remind us of our work on the Clifftop House with Joe Adsett Architects.

They’ve been explored in further detail in Christopher Herwig’s Soviet Bus Stops – We’d love a copy on our coffee table.  

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The Office Dog is Gaining Momentum

It has long been said that dogs are a man’s best friend, and we’ve gone so far as to accept them into our office!
This decision felt justified after we discovered an article evidencing how the presence of dogs in a workplace can increase staff happiness and provide stress relief during busy times.

In fact, a Japanese study found that oxytocin is released just by sharing eye contact with a dog.

We may be slightly bias (see Molly and Milly on the left), but with science now on our side we think you’d be barking mad to even paws and  consider life without an office hound.

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Office Relocation – Toowoomba

We’re keen to announce the relocation of BE Collective’s office in Toowoomba.

We couldn’t be more pleased to be bunking alongside award winning local design firm Alisco Designs. The office space is just south of the CBD, and promises to improve our productivity and reach in the Toowoomba region.

With this new bolstered interest we are keenly looking for opportunities in the area, do you know of anyone who might be interested?

Touch base with the Toowoomba office here.

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BE Collective Noosa Retreat – Christmas 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and perhaps the busiest.

But that didn’t stop the BE Collective Brisbane team from downing tools, donning our recreational attire and heading up to Noosa North-Shore for a few nights.

Our haunt of choice is Beach Road Holiday Homes, which boasts a collection of architecturally inspired homes, designed by some rather big names (including our friends at John Cameron Architects).

Thursday, Friday and Saturday were packed with barbecue, drinks, beach cricket – even a rerun of Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift.

Rest assured – it’s now all hands on deck up until the 19th, when our office closes for Christmas break.

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