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  • Design Channel | designplace
    House project Tim Ross travels to Queensland to find out Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Read More Newfarm Residence Paul Butterworth Architect By Brickworks Building Products In Design Channel 31 03 2016 How do you create apartment style living whilst still incorporating a large backyard Tim Ross speaks to Paul Butterworth Architects to discover how they achieved this in their Newfarm Residence project in Queensland Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Read More Ari Apartments OLA Architecture Studio By Brickworks Building Products In Design Channel 30 03 2016 OLA Architecture Studio talks to Tim Ross about how their bold contemporary Ari Apartments project in Hawthorn Victoria is still deeply respectful of the past Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Read More The Green House Carter Williamson By Brickworks Building Products In Design Channel 29 03 2016 Tim Ross travels to Rozelle in Sydney s inner west to discover why the beautiful Green House project by Carter Williamson has two front doors Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Read More Load More Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email

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  • Featured Products - designplace
    to our featured products section where you can find projects that have used our products Click on the product buttons below to see a matching project Bricks Pavers Facades Precast Roof Tiles Masonry Blocks DesignPlace Blog designmag Materiality Projects Products Company About Us Careers Sustainability Contact Us Other Brands WithIn Austral Bricks Austral Masonry Austral Precast Auswest Timbers Bowral Bricks Bristle Roofing Daniel Robertson Pronto Panel Terracade 2015 Brickworks Limited

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  • Materiality | designplace
    Sydney writer Ron Ringer the 570 page publication brings together case studies representing the work of 60 of Australia s leading and emerging architects making a bold statement about the Australian home and workplace From architectural drawings close up and panoramic photographs illustrated essays and technical articles by 20 distinguished academics and industry practitioners Materiality takes a Big Picture view of brick as a source material Copies are available at

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  • Contact Us - designplace
    Contact Details Question comment or concern Our contact form is the best way to get in touch with someone at Designplace Blog queries Tel 61 2 9830 7800 Head Office Brickworks Building Products 738 780 Wallgrove Road Horsley Park NSW 2175 Tel 61 2 9830 7800 DesignPlace Blog designmag Materiality Projects Products Company About Us Careers Sustainability Contact Us Other Brands WithIn Austral Bricks Austral Masonry Austral Precast Auswest Timbers

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  • Platform Apartments | designplace
    has two cores linked by an open screened gallery on the southern side While the original planning envelope specified a six storey rectilinear box one core is six storeys and the other seven We thought it was important to emphasise one end of the building with a slightly higher form to refer to its entry Randles explains This also articulates what would otherwise be an amorphous mass into a tall tower core which contrasts with a longer core that with a greater expanse of brickwork with timber infill Unlike the massive loadbearing brick walls of the workshops the brickwork here is a veneer supported on shelf angles fixed to the reinforced concrete frame I like using brick says Randles For residential architecture it s ideal It s a warm material it is maintenance free it s hardy and brings with it great potential for expression and technique So brick is a favourite material He believes many architects are attracted to brick because it is a nice silent material that sits in the background and forms a simple weather resistant skin In some parts of Platform Apartments facades the brickwork takes on an effortless quality The re entrant corner balconies suggest a weightlessness they seem to hover Perforated brickwork panels aka hit and miss brickwork enable light to penetrate and allow views out We like hit and miss because you continue the wall like nature of the building but for a moment it breathes and allows dusk light in Randles considers It also allows you to look out while maintaining privacy The massing of the brickwork is modified by the light coloured slab edges and softened by dark grey steel hoods clear anodised aluminium window frames sliding timber screens on the western facade and fixed timber battens to the north The site carries substantial landscaping developed by Arcadia Landscape Architecture working in close collaboration with Architectus A rooftop terrace communal produce garden garden rooms and the open entry gallery help promote social interaction The rail influence is obvious and unavoidable You are right up against the rail tracks here and you can t really escape that admits Mike Barnett Arcadia s co principal This has been turned to advantage by incorporating site found objects such as ticket stamps that have been embedded in the paving and repurposing old railway platform seats and light shades A routering machine from the old workshops resides in the foyer The site has a slight fall to the rail yards and the landscape designers were constrained by issues such as drainage and weight due to the basement area located partially under the landscaping Brick planters and seating reference back to the walling Drainage is also vital in any planter box The inner face of the brickwork is coated with a membrane and lined with drainage cells that ensure no water sits against the bricks The brick benches forming casual seating are capped by large recycled timber beams We were trying to create something that complemented the

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  • Hornsby Aquatic Centre | designplace
    detention centres We go from places you want to be in like a leisure centre to those you wouldn t want to be in Cook says wryly The site backs onto a heritage park and is sited in a shire that is prone to bushfires The old centre was reportedly peppered by embers in a 1994 bushfire This created some challenges the most important being that the centre was vulnerable to fire from the west which necessitated a highly fireresistant wall along this boundary Being on the back of a reserve and on the top of an escarpment a fire could rush up to it very quickly Cook explains Blockwork was the obvious choice the rugged texture of split face units fitting into the bushland context and creating a robust fire resistant barrier The surrounds of the small window were finished in smooth face blocks to both define the reveals and allow gap free attachment of protective mesh Blockwork is also used extensively throughout internal areas from the change rooms and gym which line the west wall in the wall separating these facilities from the pool hall and in offices and meeting rooms on the upper level These areas make good use of coloured blocks with a polished face the glamorous cousins of the familiar grey concrete blocks that have been a building industry staple for many years We used a change of colour with the blocks sometimes to differentiate a change of use or on a different wall to give some relief and articulation to it Cook says Coloured blocks were used everywhere that blockwork was visible including wet areas In an aquatic centre you have to consider all spaces as wet areas Now that there is a wider range of colours and surface textures available in concrete masonry we don t have to tile or finish those blocks off As well as looking great concrete masonry has the additional advantage of high impact resistance important in a facility teeming with excited kids It is also a proven performer in damp saline environments such as coastal locations Underpinning the Hornsby Aquatic Leisure Centre is a 110 vehicle car park excavated into the embankment Even though the site had been previously excavated we had to remove quite a lot of sandstone to get down to the basement level says Cook The basement car park also presented some potential bushfire issues requiring it to be enclosed with concrete masonry Economical grey blocks were specified in this instance As well as a gym and all the facilities demanded in a modern leisure facility including childminding the Hornsby centre houses an Olympic sized pool and a heated 25 metre leisure pool There is another pool outdoors flanked by lawns and seating for 500 spectators A low retaining wall was required to tame the undulating site The architects originally specified a segmental gravity retaining wall a mortarless system using speciallyengineered interlocking concrete blocks that are set back slightly from vertical However at the suggestion

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  • Eden, Haven & Sanctuary on the River | designplace
    of 557 apartments in inner Melbourne The most striking timber application is the procession of massive Karri posts that line both sides of Acacia Place the main internal street walkway which links Victoria Street to the Yarra River and carries cafes restaurants and commercial tenancies The posts range from three to nine metres long each 450mm by 150mm in section They accentuate the facade so that it feels grand says the project architect Kylie Caruana We found that Karri was the best timber species for its strength and colouring Karri is one of the few timbers available in the extreme sections and lengths required for this application It was sustainably harvested in Western Australia processed by Auswest Timbers and supplied by Brittons Timbers The posts have been left to grey naturally with time It s a pretty magical site enthuses Kylie Caruana one in a million in Melbourne Gallery Featured Products Auswest Timbers Karri Sustainably harvested and processed in southern WA Karri is a strong durable timber widely used in engineering applications decking joinery and fine furniture MORE ON THIS PRODUCT Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Leave a Comment Cancel reply Related Projects Platform

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  • GE Headquarters Bowral Bricks | designplace
    thermal mass to the structure The panels which are made using reduced cement levels in concrete and recycled water reflect a shift in the construction industry to giving greater consideration to the environment both when constructing buildings and in their ongoing operation once built As a result Austral has expanded the scale and scope of its business to embrace Environmentally Sustainable Design Initiatives and the changing economic climate of the market place Their precast concrete panels are manufactured in each plant throughout Australia under strict environmental guidelines Emissions from the pre fabrication plants are monitored in accordance with government guidelines and as a member of the National Precast Concrete Association of Australia the company and its skilled employees are helping to promote the special environmental benefits of precast concrete When achieving the goal of fitting within a tight installation schedule precast concrete was an ideal choice Because precast concrete is manufactured off site and made to client specifications manufacture and site preparation can occur simultaneously with quick and straight forward installation This ensures faster enclosure of the structure minimal delay to work being carried out by other trades and limited site congestion with no delays resulting from external weather conditions For the GE HQ this meant installation on time and with minimal fuss all under the meticulous gaze of Austral Precast s installation team Easy and fast installation is just one of many benefits that makes precast concrete an ideal construction material and which has seen its increased use in the high rise residential commercial and industrial construction Along with outstanding durability resulting from the use of concrete in various densities and compositions precast concrete is a strong low maintenance cost effective material that will endure the ravages of weather time pollution and other external forces with minimal degradation or

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