MT PLEASANT PRIMARY SCHOOL - Kneeler Design - HHC Entrant 2016 - The robust and hard wearing characteristics of brick made it a sensible choice for a project of this type. To add interest bricks of varying size, colour and texture were incorporated in the new buildings. Bricks feature in external walls, internal walls, entry paving feature strips, landscape seating and planters. The metallic bricks on entry are to the delight of the principal and teachers who have often commented about how lovely the reflected light is off them. @kneeler_design_architects @pghbricks
GUNNERS COTTAGES, FREMANTLE - Griffiths Architects - HHC Entrant 2016 - The age and condition of the existing cottages provides testament to the durability of masonry construction, particularly considering the exposed marine environment of the site. The decision to continue with masonry in the new builds ensures low maintenance and robust construction, whilst providing a contemporary design that contrasts with the existing heritage cottages.
ALDGATE RESIDENCE, ADELAIDE HILLS - Aura Prestige Homes - William Vartzokas - HHR Entrant 2016 - While the Antique Greenway pavers welcome you onto the property, the Greenway Roman Splits exemplify the overall exterior character of the home. The brickwork, complimented by the natural rendered quoins and surrounds make for the perfect balance of colour and texture deserved by the building’s façade. Superbly proportioned and elegant, the building is boldly positioned on the upper side of the property. The selection and use of face brickwork ensures the building is complimentary to its breathtaking natural surroundings. @pghbricks
MORDIALLOC PRE-SCHOOL - Hede Architects - HHC Entrant 2016 - This project replaces an existing preschool in the Mordialloc Creek Reserves. A large window/play elements decorate the street frontage. The rear wall which was constructed by using glazed bricks depicts the Mordialloc Creek (with its island in the centre) and the Aboriginal Heritage of the site recreated with the contrasting glazed brickwork. #hedearchitects #australbricks
NORTHERN PARK AT REVELEY, ELLENBROOK - Plan E Landscape Architects - BML Entrant 2014 - The Northern Park in Reveley situated in the dynamic Perth suburb of Ellenbrook is a small, intimate space that incorporates a stylised ruin of a Georgian brick cottage. Tree and plant selection in the garden reflects plant species common in the Georgian era, and low brick walls and piers on the edges of the park resemble remnants of old garden walls, lending a feel of Georgian domesticity to the park. @plane_landscape_architects @brikmakers
CLIEVEDEN STREET RESIDENCE - Chindarsi Architects - BML Entrant 2014 - To the boundary, the face brick piers provide rhythm to the streetscape, and frame the white lasercut screen elements which reference the original lead-lighting patterning found in the windows and doors of the original bungalow. A large brick planter holds almond trees and scented jasmine and separates the carport from the pedestrian entry. Brick works beautifully with the other textures - limestone, white gravel, weathered timber, black flamed granite and white rendered walls. @chindarsiarchitects #australbricks
MINTO RESIDENCE - ecodesign - BML Entrant 2014 - The retaining wall utilises the English garden wall bond and has a double bull nose capping. The wall is sinuous and curved. The wall rakes up and down to follow the existing grades further adding to its organic character. The wall was designed to create both a sitting wall and a raised garden bed. A customised special bull nose return brick was utilised to allow the bullnose capping to curve and sweep down over the stop end, leaving no sharp angles, further accentuating the curves. @ecodesign.landscapes #bowralbricks
PERFORMING ARTS AND SCIENCE BUILDING, BRIGIDINE COLLEGE - Fulton Trotter Architects/Site Design Landscape Architects - BML Entrant 2014 - When walking around the existing College grounds, particularly in the College Green and around the Chapel one experiences a feeling of serenity and peacefulness. This feeling comes from soft landscaping and gardens, a key feature of the College. PGH bricks were used in a completely different context in the landscaping elements to reinforce gentleness with organically shaped brick walls forming planter beds located around the outdoor spaces, which are also social seating areas. This project demonstrates the versatility and flexibility of brickwork to convey two very different design characteristics, and combined with quality and skilled workmanship, achieves an outstanding result! @fultontrotter @pghbricks
POLYCHROME - David Boyle Architect - HHC Entrant 2015 - Drawing on Newtown’s street art and the style of the 1960’s, new elements have a graphically bold and playful character; blur the boundaries between public and private; and encourage street interaction. A polychromatic mural applied to the lower section of the building retains the red brick as an essential element in the composition. A blend of Austral ‘Bowral Blue’ and ‘Renovation Gertudis Brown’ bricks is used for paving and a stepped pillar. They have been laid in a stacked bond on flat to expose the colour variation of the core of the brick to compliment the colour of the existing brick. @david_boyle_architect #bowralbricks
TRUE BLUE TERRACE - INNER CITY TERRACE - Pleysier Perkins - HHR Entrant 2015 - This extension to a two-storey Victorian terrace maximizes the potential of its sloping site to create a series of interesting connected spaces and external views. The envelope is designed in sympathy with the existing brick party walls, some of which are left exposed adding texture to the interior. @pleysierperkins
PROJECT ZERO - BVN - BML Entrant 2015 - The bricks were chosen for their thermal mass, which plays a major role in reducing energy consumption and maintaining a stable and comfortable interior condition. The bricks offer a contrast in character between the new and the old house, which was a completely lightweight construction system. Utilising brickwork as an external and internal floor finish blurs the boundary between interior and exterior providing an ambiguity of spatial enclosure. @architecturebvn #australbricks
WEST END COTTAGE - Vokes and Peters - HHR Entrant 2015 - An existing pre-war cottage on a flood affected site has been carefully modified and extended to rejuvenate this historic structure. For this family with four young boys access to the outdoors was critical, however, the house was required to sit well above the garden to provide flood immunity. The solution was to create a new brick courtyard at the heart of the building. This robust space introduces natural daylight, encourages passive ventilation and permits the presence of nature to permeate the rejuvenated building. #vokesandpeters @pghbricks
JEWEL HOUSE - Karen Abernethy Architects - HHR Finalist 2014 - For this project - an addition to a single fronted Victorian Terrace house, it was decided to reuse wherever possible the original salvaged materials. Red bricks, including rounded brick corners and bird's mouth details, were collected during demolition and re-appropriated as the external skin for the new, elegant, triangulated form. The rounded bricks and bird's mouth apex details were incorporated into the facade and a brick lattice screen was built at the upper level which in part shades the west facing glass and creates a beautiful dance of light and shadow inside the house during the afternoon. #karenabernethyarchitects
ROSE STREET RICHMOND - Jessie Legge - HHC Entrant 2017 - This pair of townhouses on Rose Street in Richmond, Melbourne has been designed to respect and enhance the significant heritage context of the streetscape. Each townhouse comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms within a total floor area of 280 square metres, and each has a two-car garage with rear access. The split-level residences include roof terraces with city views as well as private courtyards. Exposed brickwork is contrasted by steel metalwork and timber elements on the exterior of the building. The brickwork provides an integral backdrop to the interior palette, which includes dark porcelain floor tiles, European oak timber floors and stained cedar timber lining boards. #australbricks
CATALINA BOARDWALK - Richard Cole Architecture - HHC Entrant 2014 - Richard Cole Architecture was commissioned to design a modern, industrial chic development that would appeal to over-55 downsizers looking for a youthful lifestyle change. To meet the brief, Cole chose a palette of materials not typically associated with senior living complexes - vast expanses of textured brick inside and out, oak flooring and oversized commercial grade windows. @richardcolearchitecture #australbricks
APERTURE HOUSE - Cox Rayner + Twofold Studio - HHR Winner 2014 - This humble worker’s cottage has been deftly extended. This is a home that celebrates the beauty of daily life. A series of finely crafted brick elements creates spaces, edges and openings that are adaptable and atmospheric. #coxrayner #australbricks #bowralbricks
UWS KINGSWOOD CAMPUS LIBRARY - Allen Jack+Cottier - HHC Finalist 2015 - Four types of bricks have been used harmoniously together to achieve a mottle texture on this compelling campus building. @architectsajc #boralbricks
PENLEIGH AND ESSENDON GRAMMAR MIDDLE GIRLS SCHOOL - McBride Charles Ryan - HHC Finalist 2015 - Innovative and imaginative use of brick through colour, patterns, shapes and enhanced curves has fashioned an expressive, exciting and memorable school building. @mcbridecharlesryan
HELLO HOUSE - OOF! Architecture - HHR Winner 2015 - This friendly little building works with brick in a highly inventive and delightful way. The super graphic wall located on the street edge merges the domestic and the public to create a unique urban artefact.
DR CHAU CHAK WING BUILDING - Gehry Partners - Design Architect / Daryl Jackson; Robin Dyke - Executive Architects - HHC Winner 2015 - The billowing audacity of this building innovatively extends the image and parameters of brick construction. This is a landmark building that celebrates the versatility of the brick and the inventiveness of the project partners.