Cox Rayner Architects Rewarded For Recycling & Reusing Bricks
Think Brick Awards (14/12/2015)
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 design that flowed seamlessly between the two spaces.
The company won a trophy and the $5000 cash prize at the annual event for their project.
Think Brick Australia CEO Elizabeth McIntyre said that the construction was an artful composition.
“In the garden a series of brick plinths, platforms and steps create a stage set for life in the backyard.”
Participants in this category had to use recycled or reused clay bricks in their projects and this year this evolved to include roof tiles.
The requirements were that projects had to demonstrate architectural innovation and exceptional artistry, had to be located in Australia and completed since January 2011.
There were a record number of entries in this year’s Think Brick Awards with over 150 entries and it is expected that 2014 will achieve an even more overwhelming response.
In 2014, the Awards will increase prize money for each category and will introduce the Grand Prix Prize for the overall winner of the 5 categories.
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