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Brick and Gable House

Type
Houses
Completion
2018

Location
Port Melbourne, VIC

Builder
Greg Scott Constructions

Photographer
Tom Ross, Ben Hosking

Designed for a family of four, the project involved the renovation of a heritage listed terrace house. Importantly, our clients loved the original character and stories that were attached to the house, so protecting that was important.

A dilapidated 1980's extension was demolished and replaced to bring in more natural light, better building performance, more amenity, landscaped courtyards, and warm honest internal materials. A new, freestanding brick studio to the rear provided an additional guest room, painting studio, workshop and laundry.

The clients love for modernism and warm, indirect lighting informed our simple design intent — to build a free standing studio out of brick; a contemporary architectural reflection of the surrounding neighbourhood’s character of brick sheds and garages. Stack bond recycled bricks form the skin of the building, with the entire construction in brickwork to reduce materials and streamline construction. No plasterboard was used.

We are proud to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land upon which Brick & Gable House stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Awards
City of Port Phillip Design Awards
2020
Residential dwelling — Alteration or New Build
VIC Architecture Awards
2019
Residential Architecture — Houses, Alterations and Additions (Shortlisted)
Houses Awards
2019
Sustainability (Commendation)
IDEA Awards
2019
Sustainability (Shortlisted)
IDEA Awards
2019
Residential Single (Shortlisted)

Brick and Gable House

Designed for a family of four, the project involved the renovation of a heritage listed terrace house. Importantly, our clients loved the original character and stories that were attached to the house, so protecting that was important.

A dilapidated 1980's extension was demolished and replaced to bring in more natural light, better building performance, more amenity, landscaped courtyards, and warm honest internal materials. A new, freestanding brick studio to the rear provided an additional guest room, painting studio, workshop and laundry.

The clients love for modernism and warm, indirect lighting informed our simple design intent — to build a free standing studio out of brick; a contemporary architectural reflection of the surrounding neighbourhood’s character of brick sheds and garages. Stack bond recycled bricks form the skin of the building, with the entire construction in brickwork to reduce materials and streamline construction. No plasterboard was used.

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Type
Houses
Completion
2018

Location
Port Melbourne, VIC

Builder
Greg Scott Constructions

Photographer
Tom Ross, Ben Hosking

We are proud to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land upon which Brick & Gable House stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Awards
City of Port Phillip Design Awards
2020
Residential dwelling — Alteration or New Build
IDEA Awards
2019
Residential Single (Shortlisted)
IDEA Awards
2019
Sustainability (Shortlisted)
Houses Awards
2019
Sustainability (Commendation)
VIC Architecture Awards
2019
Residential Architecture — Houses, Alterations and Additions (Shortlisted)