Think Brick Award Entry 2018

Creative Bricks and MD Brick are excited to announce that we have entered the annual Think Brick awards residential category this year.  Being a minnow in the Australian brick industry doesn’t mean we can’t help to build some fabulous buildings.  In fact, our range and the support we offer means we’re actually quite well placed to do some unique things.

The wording of our entry follows.  Please have a read.  We would also like to acknowledge the outstanding architecture of the team at Candalepas Associates, the attention to detail of Jason Boyle Constructions and ALM Masonry Constructions and not to mention of course the team at MD Brick.  All in all, this building has come together really well.

Carefully crafted openings offer to the street delicate glimpses of the Thoma House at Dover Heights. Through protection and privacy, intertwined with a gentle embrace, the house welcomes inhabitants. Like eyes looking out with purpose, an entry sequence unveils the path widening to a double-height entry and a layered composition of windows. Light fills the kitchen and living area as the west elevation embraces the surrounding environment. Deep eaves offer protection from the sun and frame expansive views of the Sydney skyline.

Low maintenance and robustly suited to the coastal environment, the neutral white slimline brick was key to the development of a simple pallet which will stand the test of time. Reverse brick corbelling gives breath to the curve under a window detail; in another moment, bricks step incrementally out to support a window, producing fine striations of shadow. The same brick, laid face up and exposing its extrusions, paves the entry path and outdoor terrace to provide an unexpected detail. The refinement of details were made possible with the selection of the slimline brick and collaborations with craftsmen on site.