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Entries in brick (42)

Wednesday
Sep172014

Stalking an Australian icon

You may be impressed by the contemporary extension and renovation of this 1908 brick house by SJB. I'm impressed by the renovation of that great Australian icon, the outdoor toilet, the relic of a time before sewerage, the dunny. So many have been demolished or left to decay as inadequate and forgotten "tool sheds". I think this one is the first 5 star dunny I have seen. I'm stalking Aussie icons in Balmain, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Hello yellow

Love the tasty squeeze of yellow in this UK kitchen from jj Locations. Love the industrial elements, the zinc, the floors.

Friday
Jul182014

Tower of books

A house of bricks. Bricks laid in the patterns of kilims and rugs. Texture upon texture, rough against smooth. A modern interpretation of warehouse living, a striking contemporary home. A considered sense of place. Then at its core, rising like a tabernacle, an altar to the written word, the avid reader's fantasy, the tower of books. Reaching through to the second floor it is accessible by ladder or from a second floor walk way. Book storage brilliance from Melbourne based architects Jolson.

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Thursday
May222014

Twin Peaks House

This addition to a Edwardian house in a suburb of Melbourne with a heritage restrictions saw architects Jackson Clements Burrows choose a common building material, brick, but contrast old red with new black.The twin peaked roof follows the double valley hip roof line of the original building but interprets it in a modern way. Once inside the contemporary lines of the new spaces bring this family home into the new century.

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Tuesday
May132014

Phooey

The Cubo House, additions to a heritage listed double storey building by Melbourne architecture firm Phooey. Why Cubo? "The project applies the surrealist technique of “Cubomania” to catalogue, re-use & re-invent the demolished building materials." The stand out feature of the new space? The staircase which spirals up and down through three levels topped by a creative re-use chandelier.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

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