The architecturally designed Kardinya Close House by HONED Architecture + Design has been awarded the New Entrants Category Award at the 2018 Think Brick Awards.
The Think Brick Awards remain the richest design awards in Australia and have become a focal point for innovative brick and masonry design. This year, Think Brick released a statement informing the industry that they’ve received the largest entry numbers to date, with nearly 60 per cent from new entrants. This makes winning the New Entrants Category Award even more special for HONED Architecture + Design.
“By winning this award, our ambition and vision of technical design along with the craftsmanship of the builders and bricklayers is recognised,” says Michael Bernacki, Managing Director at HONED Architecture + Design.
The Kardinya Close House is located on a beautiful picturesque Tamar River frontage site in Legana, Tasmania – a short drive from Launceston. The design brief called for complete privacy from the streetscape and maximum exposure to the riverfront.
Set amongst the rural landscape, the home features a timber façade and white floating roof, defining the footprint of the expansive residence. To further accentuate the neutral colour palette, Adbri Masonry Designer Masonry Honed Concrete Blocks in Ivory frame the views both inside and out. “A prominent trend we’re seeing this year is the use of brick that seamlessly transitions from the outdoors in. Concrete bricks are an excellent alternative to other walling materials as there’s an array of colour and texture options. Not to mention they’re low-maintenance and fire-resistant,” says Karl Wood, Marketing Manager at Adbri Masonry.
This is the fourth consecutive year Adbri Masonry has been part of a winning team and presented with a Think Brick Award, following the Perimeter House renovation, designed by MAKE Architecture, which won the 2017 Kevin Borland Masonry Award.