PGH glazed bricks form the centrepiece of an engaging alfresco entertainment area in Gerard Barton’s Aria House.
August 19th, 2014
Bricks have long been an essential part of Australian residential housing. The key to brick longevity is its evolution from basic building material to engaging, contemporary design element.
The variety of colours, textures and glazes, now available, provides builders and designers with an extensive palette from which to work. And with current architectural trends focused on articulated, composite facades, bricks are proving, yet again, to be a flexible and multi-dimensional design element.
This sense of renewal and product innovation inspired Modernview Homes to rethink the way bricks could be incorporated into their latest display home design – The Aria. A selection of three bricks from the PGH Silver Greys colour group was used in the construction.
Aluminium from the PGH Composite collection, with its light grey colour, was selected to provide the home’s neutral canvas. Pewter bricks from the PGH Alchemy collection formed the backdrop of an integrated water-feature, while the highlight of this home is the outdoor fireplace that features glazed black Nobel bricks from the PGH Academy collection.
This alfresco area is the hub of the home and its double-sided, fully glazed, black brick fireplace is the striking centrepiece. It not only visually connects the den, formal dining, family and kitchen to the outdoor room, it also acts as a divider, screening the alfresco dining area from the outdoor lounge, to create an intimate, cosy environment.
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