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Meet Our New Neighbours…Tesla!

You heard correctly – Tesla is moving in next door. A mere block from our BEC Brisbane office lies Emporium, which *fingers crossed* will be the site of Tesla’s next Australian store and supercharger system.

We were lucky enough to specify a Tesla PowerWall on our recent ESD commission on Princess Street, Petrie Terrace. .

Tesla has produced the fastest, most beautiful, and luxurious electric vehicles on the planet, and is fuelling them for free with their solar-powered supercharger stations. A supercharger in Brisbane would complete a network spanning the eastern cities of Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane. 

Our Brisbane team are die hard Musk-Fans, and can’t wait to check out the new showroom – due in late 2017.

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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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