Winners revealed: 2017 Think Brick Awards

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House Au Yeung by Tribe Studio Architects.

House Au Yeung by Tribe Studio Architects. Image: Katherine Lu

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Brickface by Austin Maynard Architects.

Brickface by Austin Maynard Architects. Image: Tess Kelly

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Byron Bay House and Studio by Vokes and Peters.

Byron Bay House and Studio by Vokes and Peters. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Elsternwick House by Clare Cousins Architects.

Elsternwick House by Clare Cousins Architects. Image: Lisbeth Grosmann

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Fish Creek House by Edition Office.

Fish Creek House by Edition Office. Image: Benjamin Hosking

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Ivanhoe House by KUD.

Ivanhoe House by KUD. Image: Courtesy Think Brick

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Barkers Road Townhouses by Kavellaris Urban Design.

Barkers Road Townhouses by Kavellaris Urban Design. Image: Courtesy Think Brick

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Block Branding HQ by Bosske Architecture.

Block Branding HQ by Bosske Architecture. Image: Courtesy Think Brick

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Eve by DKO Architecture.

Eve by DKO Architecture. Image: Peter Clarke

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Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre by Liquid Blu.

Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre by Liquid Blu. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Northlakes Vet Hospital by Vokes and Peters.

Northlakes Vet Hospital by Vokes and Peters. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Crescent House by Deicke Richards.

Crescent House by Deicke Richards. Image: Rese Rose Gates

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Macarthur Place by Aspect Studios.

Macarthur Place by Aspect Studios. Image: Simon London

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Sydney Park Water Re-use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership

Sydney Park Water Re-use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership Image: Simon Wood

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The Bends Pool by Room 11 Architects.

The Bends Pool by Room 11 Architects. Image: Megan Baynes and Nathan Crump

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Turruwul Park Fitness Hub by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture.

Turruwul Park Fitness Hub by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture. Image: Simon Wood

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Perimeter House by Make Architecture.

Perimeter House by Make Architecture. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Anna Meares Velodrome by Cox Architecture.

Anna Meares Velodrome by Cox Architecture. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Mary’s Chapel, St Joseph’s College Geelong by Baldasso Cortese.

Mary’s Chapel, St Joseph’s College Geelong by Baldasso Cortese. Image: Latitude Group

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Inverdon House by Chloe Naughton.

Inverdon House by Chloe Naughton. Image: Benjamin Hosking

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Rail House by Clare Cousins Architects.

Rail House by Clare Cousins Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Blackburn by Solar Solutions Design.

Blackburn by Solar Solutions Design. Image: Courtesy Think Brick

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Deepdene House by Kennedy Nolan.

Deepdene House by Kennedy Nolan. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Lana’s Forever Home by Three Birds Renovations.

Lana’s Forever Home by Three Birds Renovations. Image: Courtesy Think Brick

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Mountain Hideaway by Frank Kosztelnik and Associates.

Mountain Hideaway by Frank Kosztelnik and Associates. Image: Courtesy Think Brick

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The winners of the 2017 Think Brick Awards, which celebrate excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by architects and designers, have been announced at a gala dinner at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

Awards are granted across five categories: the Horbury Hunt Commercial Award, the Horbury Hunt Residential Award, the Kevin Borland Masonry Award, the Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award, and the Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award. 

Elizabeth McIntyre, CEO of Think Brick Australia and awards juror, said “This year we saw some impressive innovation in the use of brick, masonry and roof tiles that really pushed the boundaries of contemporary architecture.

“We saw design that was unexpectedly delightful and playful, design that displayed sophisticated reimagining of classical shapes, and also projects that redefined the concept of a simple brick building.”

McIntyre observed that brick is increasingly popular for interiors, “particularly as a way to unify indoor and outdoor spaces … We also saw more entries for multi-residential housing, reflecting the increase of apartment dwelling in our inner city areas, plus more use of concrete masonry in residential and commercial interiors.”

The jury comprised McIntyre, Ben Green (director, Tzannes), Debbie Ryan (founding owner, McBride Charles Ryan), Emma Williamson (director, Cox Architecture), Alexis and Murat Sanal (co-founders of SANALarc) and Cameron Bruhn (editorial director, Architecture Media).

The five winners each took home a $10,000 cash prize.

Horbury Hunt Residential Award

House Au Yeung by Tribe Studio Architects. Image:  Katherine Lu

Winner

House Au Yeung – Tribe Studio Architects

Finalists

Brickface – Austin Maynard Architects

Byron Bay House and Studio – Vokes and Peters

Elsternwick House – Clare Cousins Architects

Fish Creek HouseEdition Office

Ivanhoe HouseKUD

Barkers Road Townhouses by Kavellaris Urban Design. Image:  Courtesy Think Brick

Horbury Hunt Commercial Award

Winner

Barkers Road Townhouse – Kavellaris Urban Design

Finalists

Block Branding HQ – Bosske Architecture

Northlakes Vet Hospital – Vokes and Peters

Eve – DKO Architecture

Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre – Liquid Blu

Perimeter House by Make Architecture. Image:  Peter Bennetts

Kevin Borland Masonry Award

Winner

Perimeter House – MAKE Architecture

Finalists

Inverdon HouseChloe Naughton

Mary’s Chapel, St Joseph’s College Geelong – Baldasso Cortese

Anna Meares VelodromeCox Architecture

Rail House – Clare Cousins Architects

Crescent House by Deicke Richards. Image:  Rese Rose Gates

Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award

Winner

Crescent House – Deicke Richards

Finalists

The Bends Pool – Room 11 Architects

Macarthur Place – ASPECT Studios

Turruwul Park Fitness Hub – Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture

Sydney Park Water Re-use ProjectTurf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image:  Brett Boardman

Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award

Winner

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving ClubNeeson Murcutt Architects

Finalists

Blackburn – Solar Solutions Design

Deepdene House – Kennedy Nolan

Mountain Hideaway – Frank Kosztelnik and Associates

Lana’s Forever Home – Three Birds Renovations


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