Fifteen contemporary projects have been recognized in the 2013 Think Brick Awards, which were announced in Sydney on 8 August. The awards recognize design excellence and innovation in the architectural use of clay brick and concrete masonry.
This year, Queensland projects scooped the Horbury Hunt Award in both the commercial and residential categories. Bellbowrie Swimming Pool by Bureau Proberts, which won the Horbury Hunt commercial award, was designed with a signature brick motif on its main entry pavilion. Working with artist Adrian Clifford, Bureau Proberts created a feature pattern of a large, free-form gum flower in white, referencing the local eucalyptus after which the area is named.
The Horbury Hunt Residential award winner, Four-Room Cottage in Brisbane by Owen and Vokes and Peters, uses brick as the primary expression in a landscape of spaces that includes a galley kitchen and an intimate fireside courtyard.
The winners are as follows:
- Horbury Hunt Award, Commercial: Bellbowrie Swimming Pool (Qld) by Bureau Proberts
- Horbury Hunt Award, Residential: Four-Room Cottage (Qld) by Owen and Vokes and Peters
- Kevin Borland Award, Masonry: St Mary of the Cross, MacKillop Chapel (Vic) by Woods Bagot
- Urban Design and Landscape Award: Translational Research Institute (Qld) by Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects
- Recycle, Reuse and Restore Award: Garden House (Qld) by Cox Rayner Architects and Twofold Studio.
For a full list of winners and commended projects visit ArchitectureAU.com/articles/2013-think-brick-awards.