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Material palette: Andrew Burges Architecture

Combinations of stone, timber and concrete define the work of this practice.

Brickwork and recycled brick

Face brick gives a clear reading of scale and texture and provides thermal mass.


Isernia and Aretusa sandblasted stone

Stone gives a tactile finish to beach or harbour-side projects such as the Point Piper Boathouse (image 1).


Off-form concrete ceiling at the Carport Treehouse.

Off-form concrete ceiling at the Carport Treehouse.

Image: Brett Boardman

Off-form concrete

Concrete’s placticity affords possibilities of form, while the expression of its formwork in the surface lends textural richness to a space. Seen here at the Carport Treehouse (image 2).


Recycled timber

Recyled timber is used for its depth of colour, low moisture content and sustainability.


Shadowclad Ecoply

A cost-effective wall cladding system. When finished in a dark stain, as seen at the Carport Treehouse (image 4), it becomes a “contemporary interpretation of vernacular coastal houses.”


Read a profile of Andrew Burges Architecture here.



Published online: 1 Aug 2012
Images: Brett Boardman, Peter Bennetts, Ross Honeysett


Houses, June 2012

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