Swanky laneway house in Melbourne is built of recycled red brick

August 11, 2017 by  
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Austin Maynard Architects continues their valiant fight against the cookie-cutter McMansions of Australia with a beautiful new project built of recycled red brick. Located in Richmond, Melbourne within a laneway, the Brickface is a compact house addition at the end of the existing building’s rear yard. The modern and playful extension includes a garage on the ground level, studio living/guest suite above, and a roof deck. Brickface stands out from its laneway neighbors thanks to its recycled red brick facade, large round windows, sculptural form, and garage doors that are painted black instead of white to recede into the building face. The side of the extension facing the main house features an eye-catching outdoor spiral staircase, as well as a playful extruded pattern of red and blue glazed brick from the PGH Vibrant range. A new entertaining space with a pool and terrace was built between the existing home’s main living area and Brickface. “Melbourne’s property market is so inflated, that we’re now seeing a generation that are not only unable to buy a home, but also struggling to find affordable places to rent close to their work, school and community,” wrote Austin Maynard Architects. “ Melbourne does have one trick up its sleeve that many parents are increasingly exploring. Melbourne is strewn with under-utilised laneways and many home owners are creating a second residence in their backyard with frontage to the laneway, where their adult children can live during university and early employment. These second residences are becoming fully independent studio homes for adult children, allowing them to save and plan, whilst continuing to contribute to the essence of Melbourne’s most vibrant and cultural suburbs.” Related: Austin Maynard Architects restores a beach shack in their crusade against McMansions Flexibility was built into Brickface’s design. The ground-floor garage can be easily adapted into a large living space or even an office. The high-ceilinged contemporary interiors are filled with natural light and the walls painted a bright light blue. The accessible roof terrace can be used for entertaining and as garden space. + Austin Maynard Architects Images by Tess Kelly

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Renovated 1970s brick beach house in Australia gets new life with an elegant timber screen

December 6, 2016 by  
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A 1970s modernist brick beach house in Noosa, Australia , received a modern makeover that transformed it into a gorgeous subtropical retreat. In charge of the renovation , Teeland Architects retained as much of the existing building as possible, while making sure to take best advantage of the amazing site that backs into a rainforest. The architects modernized the existing brick house, created better relationships with the surroundings, and replaced the unflattering rough dark brown brick facade with a more elegant design. They rendered the brick in a natural cement finish and designed a beautiful timber screen for the street-facing facade. Related: Modern Renovation of an 1850’s Australian Farm House They carved out a series of new openings in the rear wall so that bedrooms and bathrooms have unobstructed views of the gorgeous subtropical landscape. One of the most unique design elements are the semi-outdoor bathrooms that overlook the national park . These reference the original shower units that sat on the back deck. + Teeland Architects Via Archdaily Photos by Jared Fowler

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PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

June 1, 2015 by  
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Solar-powered Valley House blends industrial chic with rural Tasmanian elements

June 1, 2015 by  
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Passively-cooled Termitary House in Vietnam is wrapped in perforated brick walls

February 9, 2015 by  
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Beautiful Wooden Addition Strikes Contrast With an Old Brick House in Belgium

September 24, 2014 by  
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Eye-Catching Long Brick House Showcases 100 Meters of Books in Hungary

August 28, 2014 by  
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