Brick Type: Barcombe Multi Stock
Architect: Robert Bourke Architects
This project represents an imaginative re-thinking of what was a dark and uninspiring conventional detached house in the suburbs of the city.
To create a new lighter and brighter interior, and to add new living and dining space and a working studio, the building has been opened up to the south facing side and three extensions added to re-shape and reorientate it towards the sun. In addition to creating new outdoor spaces between the new brick volumes, each extension is tailored to respond to its location and take advantage of sunlight throughout the day.
Brick was chosen for its tactile qualities, longevity and to contrast with the original pebble-dashed render finish. The brick potential was fully exploited through special detailing and innovative use as a brick screen to the guest bedroom, by overlapping bricks at corners and by its sympathetic use for steps and paving to the front of the house.