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Think Brick (23/12/2016)

The offices of Think Brick Australia, The Concrete Masonry Association of Australia and The Roofing Tile Association of Australia will be closed for the Christmas/New Year period and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.  From all of us we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.


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Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre Featured in Latte Magazine

(9/12/2016)

 

The team at Business Chicks explore the diverse career history and secrets to success of Think Brick CEO, Elizabeth McIntyre, in this month's Latte Magazine Article "Paving The Way".

When asked how she'd succeeded in such varied fields, from working at Ford with their V8 Supercar sponsorship to Marketing Director at Walt Disney Television and now as CEO of Think Brick, representing the clay brick and paver manufact…

Winners of the 2016 Think Brick Awards Announced

Think Brick Australia (5/8/2016)

 Winners of the 2016 Think Brick Awards Announced

 

Announced at Think Brick Australia’s Gala Dinner at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Friday, 5 August, twenty-five outstanding projects from across Australia have been recognized in the 2016 Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards. This year marks a decade of the Think Brick Awards, a program that celebrates excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete m…

18 April 2016 - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE THINK BRICK AWARDS. THINK INTERNATIONAL AWARDS JURY.

Think Brick Australia (18/4/2016)

 Think Brick Australia is pleased to announce the Think Brick Awards Jury for 2016, who will be judging the 10th edition of Australia’s richest design awards.  Consistent with previous years, the 2016 Think Brick Awards Jury consists of a distinguished panel of both Australian and international-based professionals who are accomplished in the architectural field.

Ms Elizabeth McIntyre, Group CEO of Concrete Masonry As…

Statement from the Jury

(5/8/2016)

Roof Tile Excellence Award 2016

In assessing the quality, diversity and number of projects entered into the Roof Tile Excellence Award of the 2016 Think Brick Awards, the jury decided to consider these entries for the Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award. This reflects the significant overlap of the entries across the two Roof Tile categories. This year excellence in the use of roof tiles by Australian architects is cele…

Top prize of $15,000 for new Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award

Think Brick Australia (19/2/2016)

The Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award is a new category for the 2016 Think Brick Awards that will reward the best commercial or residential architecture project featuring the prominent use of terracotta roof tiles. Presented by the Roofing Tile Association of Australia in association with Think Brick Australia, the Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award also boasts the largest cash prize of $15,000 among the six award categ…

Think Brick Industry Code of Conduct on Load Restraint

Think Brick Australia (1/2/2016)

Think Brick Australia represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Australia. In Western Australia these include Austral Bricks, Midland Brick and Brikmakers.

Safety is of utmost importance to our members. Please click on the link below to download a summary of the Think Brick Industry Code of Conduct on Load Restraint which provides recommendations on how to secure a truck load of bricks to comply with the L…

THINK BRICK AWARDS 2016. THINK TRANSCENDENCE.

Think Brick Awards (9/11/2015)

The Think Brick Awards, Australia's richest design awards, continue to grow in the number of award categories, number of entries and the level of sophistication of featured projects. The 2016 Think Brick Awards will feature the new Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award with the largest cash prize among the categories, bringing the total number of award categories to six. The Think Brick Awards opened for entries on 5th No…

Think Brick, Think Masonry, Think Roof Tile Winners 2015

Think Brick Awards (13/8/2015)

Winners of the 2015 Think Brick Awards announced

Announced at a gala presentation at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Thursday 13 August, twenty-six exemplary projects from across Australia have been recognized in the 2015 Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards. Now in its ninth year, the Think Brick Awards celebrates design excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by Aus…

Invention keeps Frank Gehry’s amazing Sydney brick wall from falling down – from Architecture and Design

Brick News (27/8/2014)

Reprinted from Masonry Contractors Association News by Julian Fox

Back in February we blogged about Favetti’s job in Chinatown the University of Technology, Sydney’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School and how a new technique for securing bricks was invented specifically for this project. At the time most of the building was covered with scaffolding or was still under construction, the Favetti job is nearing completion…

Think Concrete Masonry. Think $10,000. Awards Now Open: Celebrating Commercial and Residential Concrete Masonry

Think Brick Awards (6/2/2014)

The inaugural Masonry Award has evolved in this year’s Think Brick Awards due to architects’ demands. The Masonry Award has now expanded to include residential projects.

Concrete Association of Australia is awarding a $10,000 cash prize for Australia’s next Kevin Borland Concrete Masonry Award winner.

This allows concrete masonry to be exhibited and reward those architects who have discovered the design potential of …

Think Brick, Think Masonry, Think Roof Tile Winners

Think Brick Awards (8/8/2014)

Announced at a gala presentation at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Friday 8 August, twenty-five exemplary projects from across Australia have been recognized in the 2014 Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards. Now in its eighth year, the Think Brick Awards celebrates design excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by Australia’s best architects and designers.

Each of th…

Think Brick Awards. Think Neale Whitaker: Master of Ceremonies

Think Brick Awards (30/4/2014)

Celebrity judge Neale Whitaker from the award-winning renovation series “The Block,” and the Editor of Belle Magazine, is set to be the Master of Ceremonies at the 2014 Think Brick Awards.

Whitaker, well-known for his accredited role as the Editor-in-chief of Belle Magazine, which is read by thousands of Australian home owners and renovators, will also be guest editing the annual Think Brick Awards Commemorative Book…

Think International Jury. Think Brick Thinks O’Donnell and Tuomey. Think Brick Awards 2014

Think Brick Awards (12/4/2014)

World-renowned architecture duo, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey and have been announced the international jury members for Think Brick Awards 2014.

For the very first time in the history of the prestigious Think Brick Awards, Think Brick Australia will conduct the judging in Venice to coincide with Venice Biennale 2014.

To celebrate the international element of the awards, O’Donnell and Tuomey will join veteran jur…

Think Horbury Hunt Residential. Think $10,000 Prize Money. Think Brick

Think Brick Awards (2/2/2014)

Think Brick Awards is rewarding innovative brick design with a $10,000 cash prize on offer and a chance to win a Business Class trip for two to Venice in 2016.

The winner of the Horbury Hunt Residential category will walk away with the prestigious award at the richest design competition in the country.

Every year since the Awards evolved to include the Horbury Hunt categories in 2008, the category attracts Australian…

Hunting for Australia’s Best Commercial Brick Design. Think Brick

Think Brick Awards (2/2/2014)

Architects are competing for Australia’s richest design awards in its Horbury Hunt Commercial category.

Participants have the chance to win $10,000 in the annual Think Brick Awards with the winner being awarded at the annual Gala Dinner to be held in Melbourne on August 8th, 2014.

Last year, the awards attracted a record number of entries and Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre expects a similar outcome in 2014.

“We w…

Architects Rewarded For Roof Tile Excellence

Think Brick Awards (2/2/2014)

Think Brick Awards introduces Roof Tile Excellence Award and a $10,000 cash prize to go with it.

For the first time in the history of Australia’s richest design competition, architects will be rewarded for building in terracotta and concrete roof tiles in their residential or commercial designs.

In 2013, Roof Tiles were introduced into the Awards through conceptual design. Four Australian architects were invited to p…

Think Richest Design Awards 2014. Think Brick, Block and Roof Tile

Think Brick Awards (1/2/2014)

The search is on again to reward architects in Australia’s richest design awards with the largest cash prizes for each category on offer. Think Brick Australia are calling for architects to enter their contemporary built projects across five categories.

It will feature the prestigious Horbury Hunt Awards in both residential and commercial designs. The awards ensure that architects, builders, bricklayers and manufactu…

Best of Brick for 2013 - Think Brick Award Winners Announced

Think Brick Awards (2/9/2013)

Fifteen exemplary projects from across Australian have been recognized in the 2013 Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards program. Now in its seventh year, the Think Brick Awards celebrate design excellence in the use of clay brick and concrete masonry by Australia’s best architects and designers.

Each of the 2013 cohort of winners have innovatively explored brick construction, challenging our ideas ab…

Winning Via Brick Bridge to Venice

Think Brick Awards (9/8/2013)

Branch Studio Architects took out the award for the “Bridging Brick Babylon” project at the Think Brick 2013 Awards, winning the Open Face Award category.

Carrick Drive, a bridge concept project that connects Melbourne’s two suburbs of Tullamarine and Gladstone Park won for its innovative use of bricks.

The proposed construction consisted of two different coloured bricks representing the two communities and modern re…

Students Building With Brick All The Way To Venice

Think Brick Awards (9/8/2013)

The winner has been announced for Think Brick’s About Face Award at the annual Gala Dinner hosted in Sydney.

Held in August, Australia’s richest design awards awarded the prize to Ellyn Tien and Asile Wong with their ‘Shared Urban Dwelling Spaces’ project.

Students were asked to design and construct a contemporary prototype dwelling or public infrastructure based on the Knitlock system - which involves interlocking c…

Landscape Win With Brick and Concrete Design

Think Brick Awards (9/8/2013)

Think Brick Australia have announced the winner for its Urban Design Landscape Award at the Gala Awards Dinner held in Sydney’s Intercontinental Hotel.

Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill Architects won submitting their “Translational Research Institute” project.

The building at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital significantly showcases bricks in both its interior and exterior spaces.

Judges respected the blurred …

Hunt Is Over For Commercial Brick Winner

Think Brick Awards (9/8/2013)

The winners of Think Brick’s most prestigious award have been announced at the Gala Awards dinner held at Sydney’s Intercontinental Hotel in August.

The Horbury Hunt Commercial Award prize winner was the team at Bureau Proberts for their “Bellbowrie Swimming Pool” project.

The winning project is a contemporary flood-resistant pool facility which was a response to the 2011 Brisbane floods. Featuring large gum flower m…

Cox Rayner Architects Rewarded For Recycling & Reusing Bricks

Think Brick Awards (9/8/2013)

Think Brick Australia has awarded the Recycle Reuse and Restoration winner at their Awards Gala Dinner held at Sydney’s Intercontinental in August.

Jayson Blight and his team from Cox Rayner Architects won the category for their ‘Garden House’ admission – a small cottage in Highgate Hill in Brisbane’s inner city suburbs.

The dwelling was expanded using recycled bricks between the house and the garden in an abstract d…

Building Dream Homes Brick By Brick

Think Brick Awards (9/8/2013)

Think Brick have announced the winners for the esteemed Horbury Hunt Residential award at the Gala Awards Dinner held in August.

Owen and Vokes and Peters Architects won the award with their “Four Room Cottage” project, an artistic design of a 4-bedroom home in Brisbane.

Judges agreed that the use of brick marks new from old, physically grounding the house and celebrating the garden space.

“Brick is the primary expre…

Think Brick A Little Longer - Deadline Extended for Open and About Face Competitions

Think Brick Awards (15/5/2013)

By popular demand the About Face Student and Open Face categories of the Think Brick Awards have been extended to encourage more entries.

Students and architects have another week to win the chance to go to the 2014 Venice Biennale with the categories closing 5pm Friday, May 24 2013.

Think Brick Australia CEO Elizabeth McIntyre encouraged applicants to get their entries in to win the prize of a life time.
"The Venice …

Landscape Award Expands Beyond Brick with Concrete Masonry

Think Brick Awards (10/5/2013)

The annual Think Brick Awards continue to evolve with concrete masonry included in the landscape award category for the first time this year.

In line with the Think Brick Awards’ association with the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) the award category has been broadened.

“The 2012 Landscape and Outdoor finalists saw an ecliptic range of entries and we look forward to this category expanding in entries…

Hunt is On to Reward Designer Brick Homes

Think Brick Awards (10/5/2013)

A $5000 prize is on offer for the winner of Think Brick Award’s prestigious Horbury Hunt Residential category this year.

The awards attracted the highest volume of entries in 2012 and the response for this year has already surpassed that total.

Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre said the award was important as it recognised the craftsmanship and brickwork in residential projects.

“What past entries have shown is how …

Architects Hunt Think Brick Awards' Richest Prize

Think Brick Awards (10/5/2013)

The largest cash prize ever in the history of the annual Think Brick Awards is being offered this year in its most esteemed category.
Participants have the chance to win $10,000 in the prestigious Horbury Hunt Commercial Award.

Last year the awards attracted the highest volume of entries and Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre hopes there will be a similar response in 2013.

“This is an important award as it recognises …

Architects Urged to Think Venice With Brick

Think Brick Awards (8/5/2013)

It’s the last chance for architects and architecture students to win trips to the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2014 at this year’s Think Brick Awards.

The prizes are offered in the About Face Student and Open Face Award categories and entries close next week.

Kirribilli resident and past winner of the Open Face Award, Rana Abboud, urged architects to enter before it was too late.

“The Biennale introduced me to a ra…

Thinking about saving 25% on your energy costs? Think Brick.

Think Brick Research (6/5/2013)

With the colder months now firmly in sight, homeowners around Australia are beginning to gear up for larger energy bills. What's more, with energy bills predicted to rise in the next few years, staving off the winter chills is set to get a whole lot more costly.

With the colder months now firmly in sight, homeowners around Australia are beginning to gear up for larger energy bills. What's more, with energy bills pred…

Students’ Last Chance to Design With Brick to Venice

Think Brick Awards (6/5/2013)

A trip to the 2014 Venice Biennale and $1500 worth of cash prizes are on offer for architecture students at this year’s annual Think Brick Awards.

Students are encouraged to enter the  category at Australia’s richest design awards and the closing date for entries is fast approaching.

Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre said the Venice Biennale would give the winner the opportunity to see some of the best international…

Last Chance to Think Venice With Brick

Think Brick Awards (6/5/2013)

Architects have the opportunity to win a business class trip for two to the 2014 Venice Biennale and five night’s accommodation at this year’s annual Think Brick Awards in August.

The prize is offered for the winning participant in the Open Face Award category at Australia’s richest design awards and the closing date for entries is fast approaching.

Think Brick CEO Elizabeth McIntyre urged architects to think brick a…

Think Brick Award Winners Go To Infinity & Beyond With Brick

Think Brick Awards (26/10/2012)

McBride Charles Ryan’s Infinity Centre together with Billard Leece Partnership’s La Trobe University, Wodonga were joint winners of both the Commercial Category and the Overall Category and have won $5,000 each in prize money.

Judges commented “Great education buildings, like the Infinity Centre have the potential to shape future generations by inspiring students to think about the built environment. Here a striking …

Australia Prepares to Celebrate Brick Design and Architecture

Think Brick Awards (10/10/2012)

Think Brick Australia, the peak industry body representing the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Australia is proud to announce that judging of the annual Horbury Hunt Award, which celebrates vision and inspiration in brick architecture and design has been completed. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 25.

The prestigious Horbury Hunt Award was first included in the Think Brick Awards in 2006 at…

HANDY NEW THINK BRICK APP PUTS BRING INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIP

Think Brick Updates (6/9/2012)

Featuring a wealth of practical information for building with brick, practical how-to manuals, and directions to your nearest supplier, Think Brick Australia has launched a nifty new iPhone application designed to give you expert advice on the go.

Now when you need to think brick, you only need look as far as your pocket
Featuring a wealth of practical information for building with brick, practical how-to manuals, and…

Think Brick Horbury Hunt Award Entry Date Extended!

Think Brick Awards (6/8/2012)

The entry date for the Think Brick 2012 Awards entries has been extended until the 7th September 2012 due to popular demand and to cater for the many architects involved in the Venice Biennale 2012.

The Horbury Hunt Award celebrates brick craftsmanship for built projects across the country. There are 4 categories: Commercial, Residential, Landscape & Reuse.

The Think Brick Awards are the richest design awards in …

THE RESEARCH DATA IS IN: BRICK IS OFFICIALLY THE MOST THERMALLY EFFICIENT BUILDING MATERIAL

Think Brick Research (1/8/2012)

New research undertaken by Think Brick Australia, in collaboration with The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, has just proven once and for all that clay brick produces superior, energy efficient, sustainable environments for people to live, work and play.

New research undertaken by Think Brick Australia, in collaboration with The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Engineering a…

Architects of Oz Claim Wizards of Brick Title

Think Brick Awards (14/9/2011)

Think Brick Australia has just announced the winners of its 2011 Think Brick Awards, the richest architectural awards in the country.

Architects of Oz Claim Wizards of Brick Title:Think Brick Australia Announces 2011 Think Brick Awards Winners

Think Brick Australia has just announced the winners of its 2011 Think Brick Awards, the richest architectural awards in the country.The overarching theme for this year’s Award…

Tony Bilson Crafts Sweet Yellow Brick Road Dessert

Think Brick Awards (10/9/2011)

Tony Bilson, the ‘Godfather of Australian Cuisine’, has created a mouth-wateringly extravagant dessert to mark the occasion of the Think Brick Awards Gala held last night at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. The dessert, which was presented to architects, designers, builders and manufacturers attending the eye-popping occasion, was crafted specially to be “brick” inspired and in line with the awards theme of the Yell…

The Emerald City

Think Brick Awards (7/8/2011)

Last night’s Think Brick Awards Gala was an extravagant occasion filled with imagination, fun, a mouth-watering menu, and sparkling entertainment. Held at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne, Think Brick created an event to remember to mark the announcement of the Think Brick Awards 2011 winners – the Wizards of Oz brick.

Architects, designers, builders, and suppliers were treated to a dazzling explosion of colour and i…

Entries for Think Brick 2011 Awards are now closed

Think Brick Awards (17/6/2011)

Entries for Think Brick’s 2011 Think Brick Awards are now closed. One of the richest design awards in Australia, submissions for this year have exceeded expectations, with a record number of entries received across the range of categories, which include the About Face Award, the Student About Face Award, theHorbury Hunt Award, and the new Open Face Award.

Judging of the awards by a panel of industry experts will take…

THINK BRICK TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR PAVED PATHS AND PATIOS

Miscellaneous (6/6/2011)

One of the best qualities of clay pavers is that they don’t stain easily and in most cases can be maintained perfectly with the simple use of a high-pressure hose. Should however any marks persist you can check out the Think Brick website (www.thinkbrick.com.au) to see how to keep your pavers maintained in prime condition by downloading their manual, or call their office to obtain a hard copy of the cleaning manual. …

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Think Brick Awards

Think Brick Awards (10/3/2011)

Think Brick has officially launched its 2011 Awards in Perth today at an industry cocktail event at the Burswood Convention Centre. The Think Brick Awards are one of the richest design awards in Australia, created to encourage architects, as well as students to consider the artistic, environmental, and versatile features of clay brick practice.

The Think Brick Awards 2011 includes: the About Face and the About Face S…

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to riches with The Think Brick Awards in 2011

Think Brick Awards (31/1/2011)

Think Brick has just launched its Think Brick Awards for 2011 one of the richest design awards in Australia, created to encourage architects to consider the artistic, environmental, and versatile features of clay brick use.

Think Brick has just launched its Think Brick Awards for 2011 one of the richest design awards in Australia, created to encourage architects to consider the artistic, environmental, and versatile …

New Brickwork Manual offers a guide to creating successful brick structures

Think Brick Awards (6/7/2010)

Think Brick’s new industry standard Brickwork Manual is designed to make choosing, working, and building with bricks easy. A rock solid manual for a rock solid industry, it is designed to assist builders to navigate new products and new methods of working with clay bricks, promising to be an indispensable guide to the industry.

The Brickwork manual offers technical information in an easy to understand format alongsid…

Think Brick Australia announces CEO appointment

Think Brick Awards (17/5/2010)

Think Brick Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth McIntyre to the position of Chief Executive Officer.