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Austral Bricks is giving the humble wall an edgy look with its new range of glazed
bricks. Already this new direction has caught the State's attention when a brick
'installation' at the Great Southern Grammar School in Albany took out the Best
Commercial Building at the 2009 Great Southern Master Builders' Bankwest Building
Excellence Awards. A collaborative e ort between Austral Bricks, Matthews Architecture,
Albany-based architec ts Hobbs Smith & Holmes and bricklayer Aaron Lewis, the project
is an eye-catching campus feature. Design possibilities? We hear that Austral has also
created a brick ode to Barack Obama at its HQ, and has been involved in a 5.5-metre-high
Fresian cow installation at dairy mecca Bega. Moo-ve over, red brick!
Architecture graduate Adam Reynolds is $10,000 richer
after receiving the Peter Hunt Travel Prize 2009. Awarded
to a Curtin University Bachelor of Architecture graduate
each year (thanks to Peter Hunt Architect), the cash is to
go towards work-related overseas travel, research and/or
architecture-related study. Recognised at both a ceremony at
Curtin University and at the Australian Institute of Architects
WA Chapter president's cocktail soiree, Adam has had plenty
of opportunity to celebrate, and get tips from the State's top
guns on where and how to spend the cash. He's jetting o to
South America in August where he'll spend seven months
soaking up the continent's new-world style of architecture in
Brazil, Chile and Argentina [see our Argentine house, p156].
The Garden by Taylor Robinson won Best
of State Commercial, while a warehouse
apartment by Kerry Chong Design won Best
of State Residential in the Australian Interior
Design Awards, announced at the Sydney Town
Hall on April 23 to coincide with the Australian
Institute of Architec ts national conference and
top national trade fair designEX.
• The Garden (pictured) is the result of a
$4.8 million refurbishment of a bottleshop
behind the Leederville Hotel, designed to blur
the boundaries between interior and outdoors.
Large sections of the building fabric have
been retained and used to drive the design,
making an eclectic, historically sensitive space.
• Kerry Chong had just 51 square metres of
floor space for her warehouse apartment, o
King Street in the city. Her design is a modern
space that uses form, level changes and
unusual materials to distinguish rooms.
For more info and to check out all the category
winners, visit interiordesignawards.com.au.
Adam (left) with award
sponsor Peter Hunt.
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