Brick has come a long way in the last few years. No longer simply a building material, architects are turning to concrete masonry to make bold design statements.
The visually striking brick renovation and extension of Hoodle House, a 1930’s Art Deco property in Melbourne, recently won the Kevin Borland Masonary Award at the 2016 Think Brick Awards and it’s easy to see why.
The inspiring rear extension features a dark brick surface punctured by pop out windows and sliding doors within wide timber frames. Sheer curtains and variegated window heights are used to soften the strong, angular lines of the brick.
Conceived by architectural firm Freadman White, the award-winning addition features an open plan living area leading out to the backyard.
“Our client, a young family required additional space for their young children to explore. It was essential that both the existing and new spaces were planned to make efficient use of the old while achieving greater volume in the addition,” explains architect Ilana Freadman from Freadman White.
The striking transformation was achieved using Adbri Masonry Architectural Bricks in the ebony colour.
“The project is a fantastic example of how minimalist building materials such as architectural brick can be utilised to achieve such stunning aesthetics,” remarked Adbri Masonary marketing manager, Karl Wood.
It’s the second consecutive year Adbri Masonary has been part of a winning team presented with the Kevin Borland Masonary Award.