A new pool and outdoor room to re-calibrate the relationship of a suburban brick veneer project home to its site.
The brick garden structure curates a series of sitting and landscape spaces in the garden, culminating in a raised pool platform that connects with distant views to Mt Coot-tha.
Anchored by a brick spine, the existing house is connected through a 6m masonry opening to the garden room. Here, enclosed by a tapering roof, the spaces break down from terrace to landscape and pool, covered by a pergola structure.
Brick is used as a canvas to catch shadow and react quietly against the landscape. The light coloured masonry reacts to changes in the day and flush, stone rubbed mortar joints bring a stillness to the surfaces.
Evidence of the craftsman is throughout the project. From the heroic solidity of the main wall to the delicate cantilevered brick seat and hand-rubbed surfaces, restraint tells a powerful story that allows the natural – light, shadow, reflection and landscape to dominate