Melbourne architect Kennedy Nolan must like me love brick – this original building materials have irreplaceable charm – in his houses, brick ideas are simply everywhere.
Westgarth House is located in a quiet area in a country town, white paint reduces this palette of timber, steel, brickwork, and roughcast render to texture alone.
Park Lane House situated at a highly exposed site, bound by street, lane and park on three sides, the brick walls provide privacy to the interior.
Carlton Warehouse built within a picturesque ruin, it is an adaptive re-use masonry which recall industrial uses.
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Merricks Beach House is a family weekend house, the plan uses a courtyard typology , and a simple architectural language using masonry, concrete and timber was developed for this house. The white painted brickwork to both interior and exterior walls is arranged in planes and is never punctured by windows.
The brick houses feels raw and tough, refinement is attained through composition, texture, volume, light and program.
Photography by Derek Swalwell