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  • Cantilever House - GB Masonry | designplace
    sloping site as an aesthetic consideration The soaring cantilevered upper level oversails the solid lower level which is primarily clad with Austral Masonry GB Split Face concrete masonry Although the building features a variety of materials the Sandstone coloured concrete masonry predominates to the street complementing the cedar panelling The upper level is finished in composite fibre cement panels cedar and corrugated steel The split face of the GB Split Face Masonry is formed by moulding a double block and literally splitting it in half The resulting face texture is unique to each unit mimicking the rough hewn appearance of natural stone Split face blocks are a great way to add texture to building facade says Buck Grgic Topic Builders inhouse architect They are also maintenance free and cost effective Gallery Featured Products GB SPLIT FACE GB Split Face masonry captures the rugged hand hewn appearance of natural stone to add texture and distinction to any facade The GB Masonry Collection of products are also available in split face smooth and honed finishes Colour Limestone MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Leave a Comment Cancel reply Related Projects Abstract House Residential

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/cantilever-house/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Zanzibar House - Smooth GB Masonry | designplace
    by Chris Halliday Austral Masonry GB Smooth masonry in Pewter is used in the spine walls that run along both storeys through the main breezeway of the house The masonry is located internally and externally to maximise thermal mass an essential component of an energy efficient design and to maintain a visual flow between the indoor and outdoor areas The Pewter colour provides a contrast to the striking polished concrete floors and white walls while maintaining the design s industrial aesthetic Rolton asserts It also has structural benefits bracing the heavily glazed rear section The Austral Masonry GB Smooth masonry chosen for this project has a smooth face finish The GB Masonry Collection is also available in split face and honed which exposes the natural aggregate surface to add a subtle sparkle The Pewter chosen for Zanzibar is one of eight colours available across the three GB Masonry Collection finishes The blockwork is laid in a stack bond reinforced by starter bars horizontal and vertical reinforcing steel and core filling The 300 series 300 mm thick blocks used as single skin external walling were given a waterproofing treatment The internal face blockwork walls are all 200 series 200 mm thick A dark coloured mortar complements the soft colour of the Pewter blocks Austral Masonry s 200 series grey blocks are also used extensively throughout the structure in hidden locations and under render In keeping with the climate and location the landscaping is arid coastal The owners have also erected a private jetty allowing speedy access to the river and then to the sea Comfort is always top of the list on a build such as this The home is fitted with a state ofthe art home automation system allowing the whole house to be remotely operated via an iPhone app

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/zanzibar-house/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Ciarma Residence - Austral Bricks | designplace
    his new Melbourne bayside family home Danny was determined not to render We wanted something that was classical and robust looking and we liked the look of face brickwork Wright used wide aspect bricks 300mm wide and 50mm high to add to the horizontal feeling Fortunately for Danny Austral Bricks had just released the Bowral300 series which are the same size as the bricks used by Wright Standard bricks are 230mm by 76mm Danny prepared a series of basic 1 100 plans and sketched out details as we went I must admit what did take me back was the amount of detail involved It cost a lot more than we expected but we weren t prepared to compromise either Gallery Featured Products GREY BLOCK Standard concrete masonry units are the workhorse of the building industry acknowledged by architects specifiers builders engineers and blocklayers for their strength durability and cost effectiveness in a wide range of applications Colours 20 42 and 15 42 channel blocks MORE ON THIS PRODUCT BOWRAL DRY PRESSED Stretch your horizons with new Bowral300 dry pressed bricks Much wider and shallower than a standard brick the broad aspect ratio of Bowral300 exaggerates the horizontal width of brickwork

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/ciarma-residence/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Beach Road House - Masonry Blocks | designplace
    colour all manufactured by Austral Masonry Massive double glazed windows said to be the largest installed in a Victorian house dominate the upper level frontage and overlook a small walled garden The main entry to the 63 square house is from the side street and leads into a spectacular double height atrium The split face units extend into the entry flanking stairs and a lift Their mortar joint finish was carefully chosen The horizontal or bed joints are raked as is conventional practice whereas the vertical or perpend joints are flush The resulting horizontal lines give further emphasis to the slim format of these masonry units This technique was also used by Frank Lloyd Wright in his famous Prairie Style designs The building sits on a slab on ground and uses conventional veneer construction with timber flooring above The upper level is clad in rendered polystyrene We asked Brian Lowe why he recommended concrete masonry for this project It s fashionable at the moment people like it he says The coloured smooth face blocks just sit there nicely and don t dominate the facade They are not meant to be a feature The spilt face units are a feature the cedar is a feature and the amount of glass is a feature The rest you just want to lose Lowe specifies the split face masonry units quite a bit both the 90 mm and slim 45 mm The 90 mm is more of a brick size so it isn t quite as sharp a detail as the 45 mm but it s a little cheaper and it still gives you a good contrast to the rest of the building But if you want something really smart we use the slim concrete masonry units It s a really good sharp finish

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/beach-road-house/ (2016-04-29)
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  • DesignMag Issue 1 Archives | designplace
    style of the Joseph Green Centre at Perth s Wesley College was at odds with the campus character and College Library Cafe Commercial DesignMag Issue 1 Established in 1939 Geraldton Senior College on the coast north of Perth was in need of updating commencing with a library and cafe The brief Forrest Library Commercial DesignMag Issue 1 The family name of mining magnate Andrew Twiggy Forrest adorns a new teaching and learning precinct at Perth s Hale School The Forrest Library is at Beach Road House DesignMag Issue 1 Residential Beach Road hugs the upper western shore of Port Philip Bay passing through some of Melbourne s most prestigious suburbs It s the key road in a network Rolling Cubes DesignMag Issue 1 Residential Five years ago Shane Hendriks a South Australian builder and building designer began planning and designing his most aspirational project his own Max Webber Library NSW Commercial DesignMag Issue 1 The Max Webber Library comprises two large modules One clad in glass shaded by metallic louvres holds the public lending and browsing areas The Bisley Place House DesignMag Issue 1 Residential Established houses in Brisbane s inner suburbs are compact with small setbacks and open verandas

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/portfolio_category/designmag-issue-1/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Rolling Cubes, SA - Terracade Tile System  | designplace
    facade tile system overlays the complex steel frame and internal walls of aerated concrete TERRAÇADE Terraçade is a lightweight walling system that acts as a rain screen and ventilated facade system The tiles each 300mm by 600mm are captured on purposedesigned rails that can be fixed directly to most conventional building structures The system is fully tested to all relevant Australian Standards and is suitable for use in cyclone areas and coastal locations With an eye for detail and quality Shane saw the natural earthy elements and stylish colours of Terraçade as a perfect visual match to his design concept A blend of black eggplant khaki mocha and light grey tile colours were chosen to create an earthy connection between the building and the environment Some colours may not be available in the current Terraçade colour palette However the real beauty behind Rolling Cubes lies just as much in the smart ecological design as in its creator s capacity to think outside the box The ventilated cavity behind the Terraçade tiles complements the building s energy management system by venting continuous ground up airflows and thereby helping naturally moderate the internal temperature In the overall design process long term practicality also had an influence on the end result Terraçade tiles are a modern product they need no maintenance or painting said Shane The system is guaranteed for 15 years and there is a lifetime warranty on the colourfastness and durability of the tiles Most system components are recyclable and the tiles are fully reusable Forty six stairs unite two lower level work areas and open up to a modest 270 square metres including upstairs living space It s a bit of labyrinth inside Shane admits A central stairwell also leads to an upper level outdoor deck overlooking the native garden

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/rolling-cubes/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Claremont House - Austral Bricks | designplace
    Chindarsi but we also wanted to do something different and be bold so we chose brick Austral Bricks traditional Leonora red bricks complement the original brickwork while high gloss black and softly glazed white bricks create a stunning counterpoint inside and outside the new extension I love the way glazes and sheens and matte finishes play with natural light says Joe As your eyes move across the brickwork light adds a whole new dimension The brickwork injects a lot of personality into the property It is still traditional brick only it s brick with a twist Gallery Featured Products WA RED COLLECTION The WA Red Collection of classic clay bricks will add style and distinction to your architectural selection Whether you are recreating the look of yesteryear or looking for the earthy tones of WA s north west coast you are sure to find what you are after in this collection of warm rich colours MORE ON THIS PRODUCT DYNASTY Complement or contrast The choice is yours with Dynasty glazed bricks Their soft glow sits beautifully with conventional bricks in contrasting patterns panels or as an architectural feature Colours Indulgent White MORE ON THIS PRODUCT BURLESQUE Exclusive to Austral Bricks

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/claremont-house/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Mount Waverley Home - Roman Bricks | designplace
    for his personal use He describes the design as a home that defines a modern Australian lifestyle Dubbed the Hollywood home and situated in a quiet leafy street in Mount Waverley a middle ring eastern suburb of Melbourne this strikingly elegant design blends a casual suburban lifestyle with the high end resort style typical of far north Queensland As one of Melbourne s finest boutique developers and a specialist in luxury residences En Vogue has used Daniel Robertson bricks for a number of years So their decision to use Roman 50mm Buff Blend bricks was an easy one Simon Theobald considers the bricks to enhance the overall design and capture the objectives of the project They complement and highlight the natural and built environment he explains The subtle earthly tones work well against the rich timber and stone facade Gallery Featured Products DANIEL ROBERTSON Their slim lines and earthy colour variation make Daniel Robertson Roman 50mm bricks a popular choice They enhance the horizontal lines of a building and give a tapestry like appearance MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Leave a Comment Cancel reply Related Projects Abstract House Residential Malvern

    Original URL path: http://designplace.com.au/project-list/mount-waverly-home/ (2016-04-29)
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