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  • Oatley House - Bowral Bricks | designplace
    What building material does an experienced architect select for her own home We chose face brickwork for its low maintenance and the beauty of the Bowral bricks Although many houses in the area are rendered We didn t want issues with ongoing maintenance Rendered houses start to look run down after a number of years unless you maintain them The house uses passive design principles Cavity brickwork adds thermal mass and helps stabilise temperatures We use very little air conditioning in summer Mirjana says The substantial balcony parapets in Bowral Blue bricks hover over the building the darker brickwork anchored by the lighter Bowral Simmental Silver bricks on the lower level With her third child now at school Mirjana Males is looking to re enter architectural practice As this fine home demonstrates she hasn t lost her touch Gallery Featured Products BOWRAL DRY PRESSED The crisp edges and deep earthy colours of Bowral dry pressed bricks blend style and function to present a clean modern aesthetic These premium quality bricks are available across Australia in standard 76 mm thickness and in a slim 50 mm format Colours Bowral Blue Simmental Silver MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just

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  • Appealathon Home - Terracotta Roof Tiles | designplace
    Channel Nine Appealathon Valued at around 10 million the Appealathon Home situated in the prestigious Perth suburb of Dalkeith is said to be the most generous fundraising home ever built Not surprisingly this fabulous home has the best of everything which includes sleek Monaco roof tiles from the Bristile Roofing Valley Essentials terracotta range Their flat slate like profile creates the building s crowning glory and is a fitting complement to the stunning facade design The Appealathon Home has won a string of awards including the WA Display Home of the Year and Home of the Year The proceeds from its sale benefited the work of two very worthy charities the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of WA and the Civilian Maimed and Limbless Association of WA Gallery Featured Products VALLEY ESSENTIALS MONACO PROFILE Valley Essentials terracotta roof tiles have been carefully designed to harmonise and highlight contemporary architecture The Monaco profile the lowest of the three profiles in the range combines the rich permanent colours and natural durability of fired clay with a sleek minimalistic appearance Colour Truffle MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Leave a Comment Cancel reply Related Projects

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  • Kensington House - Bowral Blue Bricks | designplace
    new kitchen to replace the old timber lean to They were not comfortable with the sleek finish of the initial extension design prompting a move to face brickwork However this is a very contemporary interpretation of brickwork with deep brick lined reveals allowing fully folding doors to address lawn and a paved area The reveal depth also affords sun and rain protection while retaining the indoor outdoor feeling The architect recommended not matching the existing dark red bricks instead nominating Austral Bricks Bowral Blue dry pressed bricks laid in a white mortar Despite initial concern from the owners about the colour difference it was quickly evident that the new brickwork complemented the old and the two colours work well together This innovative extension won the Alterations and Extensions category in the AIA NSW Architecture Awards Gallery Featured Products BOWRAL DRY PRESSED The crisp edges and deep earthy colours of Bowral dry pressed bricks blend style and function to present a clean modern aesthetic These premium quality bricks are available across Australia in standard 76 mm thickness and in a slim 50 mm format Colour Bowral Blue MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive

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  • Bisley Place House - Premium Clay Bricks | desginplace
    fuse and play REDEFINING BOUNDARIES The insular hot boxes common to estates are not the fault of builders and property owners Covenant writers those charged with maintaining the consistency of the estate prescribe minimum total floor area garage space façade materials and roof pitch The result Large structures with consistent roofs left over strips of landscape and entryways wedged in beside double car garages This is uniformity at the cost of people and place But imagining between the lines of a building covenant presents another opportunity that of the covenant as palette only From this spaces and materials can be put together in ways that optimise places for the people who use them THE INS AND OUTS Redefining the concept of place is crucial if we are to create shelters that exploit both the local climate and the benefits that community living conveys At the Bisley Place House the outdoors and the indoors cease to be separate The envelope is robust and permanent with adaptable glazing walls and landscape Structural face brickwork and concrete make up the dwelling s outer sleeve These are materials that are inherently strong self finished and can withstand diverse and exceptional weather conditions The inhabitant is therefore able to create and recreate their own space by manipulating skins doors windows and curtains to alternate between internal and external use Four large screen doors provide a veil to the street and admit gentle breezes as they build throughout the day With a push of a button these doors tilt open to provide shade and threshold and create an opportunity to initiate conversation with the street Curtains are drawn to enclose space or redefine a threshold Incorporating the outdoors into the indoor living spaces and establishing circulation throughout the entire site allows the dwelling to breathe and to merge seamlessly with its environment The house becomes a series of spaces along a passage a journey that encourages relationships between people and their shared landscape THE HOUSE THE BODY Brick is a diverse material As a core structure it may not only face a building but can be the structure itself the visible bones Systems to maximise the functional potential of brick by managing the flow of water through structural brick walls were developed for the Bisley Place House The ground level brickwork is laid in a Flemish bond with alternating brick headers and stretchers The combination of fully glazed bricks and Porters A1 mortar with a waterproofing additive on the front elevation and sleeping areas will ensure these walls remain watertight The side elevations at ground level are clad in conventional bricks Single skin brick walls laid in a conventional stretcher bond construct the attic spaces generating an expanse within the dwelling that is intentionally raw and technically outdoor This is a place for dreaming reading for study making music for contemplation Moisture penetrating this upper level walling is captured and drained through weepholes The roof meets the 22 5 degree requirement of a local covenant but

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  • STH Melbourne Bachelor Pad - Nubrik Classic230 | designplace
    pad The owner builder architect Theo Kerlidis of K20 Architects was presented with a dilemma common in heritage areas how to design something new while maintaining sensitivity He was also required not to compromise the restaurant s operations The key to the solution was scale and the use of Nubrik Classic230 Red pressed bricks We liked the honesty of the red brick Kerlidis explains Internally a large fireplace is the focus of the open plan living dining kitchen area while upstairs is a single bedroom and ensuite The building has high thermal mass thanks to the use of brickwork blockwork especially around the large fireplace and concrete slabs No longer a bachelor Kerlidis and his partner Cathy have rented out the property However his vision will be on display for generations if not centuries to come Gallery Featured Products NUBRIK CLASSIC230 The traditional rich earthy red of this pressed brick has made it a Melbourne icon These solid timeless bricks display an individual character will maintain their appeal and durability for generations to come Colour Red MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Leave a Comment Cancel reply Related Projects Abstract House

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  • Moonee Ponds Residence - Austral Bricks Elements | designplace
    lighter upper storey materials After reviewing products from several brick companies Damian knew his quest had ended as soon as he saw the Elements Zinc Its metallic sheen can suddenly spring into life as it catches the sunlight adding another layer to the aesthetic quality of the house he enthuses The dark brown mortar was finished with shallow ironed joints and the walls capped with Colorbond Ironstone flashings that drain into concealed gutters The west facing block is a little narrower than standard but Damian and Tina were keen not to build to both boundaries A bluestone paved path flanking a silver travertine blade wall leads visitors to a discreet front entrance tucked away in an alcove adjacent to the garage entrance The balance of the front elevation is taken up with a rumpus room overlooking a small semi enclosed garden To the rear an outdoor room with a built in barbecue connects the dining area kitchen and main living area with the east facing backyard via massive sliding glass doors The nine courses of brickwork spanning the opening are supported on an L shaped lintel The greatest design challenge came on the long northern boundary how to maximise light penetration without compromising the view The solution was to design a glazed internal courtyard that captures the northern sun while maintaining a garden outlook It also preserves the house s flow though design allowing a direct visual connection to the street even though the main living areas are to the back of the house The upper level is clad in zinc to the front and rendered polystyrene to the rear Damian has recently noticed that the render is starting to weather and wonders whether a light colour brick possibly from Austral Bricks Burlesque series of high gloss bricks would have

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  • St. Kilda East Apartments - Austral Bricks | designplace
    walkup The architects were keen to minimize windows on the west face while maintaining articulation This was achieved by articulating it predominantly in the finish with the use of brick patterning The background of Austral Bricks Elements Zinc semi glazed bricks contrasts with the much lighter tones of Urban One Nougat both accented with a splash of red full gloss bricks similar to Austral Bricks Burlesque Luscious Red This pattern wraps around the northern face but ends abruptly The result is a strong architectural statement that at the same time both stands out and blends comfortably into its St Kilda East heritage streetscape Gallery Featured Products ELEMENTS A richly glazed metallic zinc colour that shimmers and glows Looks sensational on its own or in a composite facade with conventional brick render timber stone or steel Colour Zinc MORE ON THIS PRODUCT URBAN ONE Urban One is perfect for an overall monochromatic appearance or to harmonise with feature materials such as stone timber or render The soft subtlety creates the perfect backdrop to feature walling materials as well as blending beautifully with each other Colour Nougat MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it

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  • Elsternwick Development - Austral Bricks | designplace
    that is further heightened by the use of white mortar made with Brighton Light cement and white oxide Not only is the result sharp modern and clean but it will stay that way In an area where graffiti is prevalent the non porous nature of the glazed bricks provides a good surface for removing it easily Gallery Featured Products BURLESQUE Legendary long life and low maintenance that only clay bricks

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