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Winners revealed: 2019 Think Brick Awards

The winners of the 2019 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.

Elizabeth McIntyre, Think Brick Australia CEO, said the winners were some of the most daring designs the awards had seen.

“The architects’ use of brick, masonry and roof tiles in their designs highlights how these materials are front of mind in contemporary Australian design,” she said.

In a repeat of last year, The Hornbury Hunt Commercial Award was again split between two projects – The Arc by Koichi Takada Architects and ROC by Smart Design Studio with Jacobs.

“Both are of extremely high calibre and significance,” said McIntyre.

The winner of this the Horbury Hunt Residential Award, meanwhile, went to GB House by Renato D’Ettorre Architects.

“The perforated design of the terracotta bricks allow light to flow in and open up the property, creating a stunning house which sits perfectly in its locality,” said McIntyre.

“The winners of our major awards in landscape, masonry, tile, and our new entrant award all display exemplary conception of design, choice in material, craftmanship, and execution.”

The winners each received a $10,000 cash prize.

On the jury were: Elizabeth McIntyre (Think Brick Australia), Rachel Nolan and Patrick Kennedy (Kennedy Nolan), Melissa Bright (Studio Bright, formerly Make Architecture), Billy Kavellaris (KUD), and Andrew Hagemann (Fringe Architects).

The winners are:

Horbury Hunt Commercial Award

Joint winners

The ArcKoichi Takada Architects

ROC – Smart Design Studio with Jacobs

High commendations

The Calile Hotel – Richards and Spence

Arlington Grove – Smart Design Studio

Iglu Franklin Street – Bates Smart

Horbury Hunt Residential Award

Winner

GB House – Renato D’Ettorre Architects

GB House by Renato D’Ettorre Architects.

GB House by Renato D’Ettorre Architects.

Image: Justin Alexander

High commendations

Bellbird Retreat – Steendijk

Cascade House – Atelier Red and Black

Bayside House – Adam Kane Architects

Balmoral House – Chrofi

Kevin Borland Masonry Award

Winner

House at Otago Bay – Topology Studio

House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio.

House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio.

Image: Paul Hermes

High commendations

Edsall Street – Ritz and Ghougassian

Mermaid Multihouse – Partners Hill in Association with Hogg and Lamb

Boneo Road Residence – B.E Architecture

1+2 House – Curious Practice

Robin Dods Roof Tile Excellence Award

Winner

Subiaco House – Vokes and Peters

Subiaco House by Vokes and Peters.

Subiaco House by Vokes and Peters.

Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

High commendations

Brisbane Riverbank House – Owen Architecture

Storybook House – Folk Architects

Harrington Grove – Trademark Designs

Montgomery House – Montague Grant Architects

Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award

Winner

DoublegroundMuir Architecture and Openwork

Doubleground by Muir Architecture and Openwork.

Doubleground by Muir Architecture and Openwork.

Image: Peter Bennetts

High commendations

Subiaco House – Vokes and Peters

UHS Northern Terrace – Wowowa

Behan Car Park, Trinity College – John Patrick Landscape Architects

Mandjar Square – City of Mandurah

New Entrant Award

Winner

1 + 2 House – Curious Practice

1+2 House by Curious Practice.

1+2 House by Curious Practice.

Image: Courtesy Think Brick

High commendations

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing ArtsPeter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design

Mermaid Multihouse – Partners Hill in association with Hogg and Lamb

Bellbird Retreat – Steendijk

DoublegroundMuir Architecture and Openwork

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