Brick House

Brick House

State of Kin
Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Jack Lovel
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Outdoor Furniture BD Barcelona Design
Indoor Furniture Moroso
Net Table, Cloudscape Chair, NEBULA NINE | Sofa
Dining Table Punt Mobles
Mitis, 1800 Sideboard
Dining Chairs Fritz Hansen
N01™ Armchair
Tiles Artedomus
inax sugie series
Tapware Astra Walker

Product Spec Sheet
Outdoor Furniture
Indoor Furniture
Net Table, Cloudscape Chair, NEBULA NINE | Sofa by Moroso
Dining Table
Mitis, 1800 Sideboard by Punt Mobles
Dining Chairs
N01™ Armchair by Fritz Hansen
inax sugie series by Artedomus
Icon by Astra Walker

Brick House

State of Kin as Architects

Subtly referencing the history of the area and surrounding urban fabric the small inner-city site was approached with the intention of maximising living and lifestyle within the tight perimeter and to create the illusion of a renovated heritage factory despite it being a new build. 

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Jack Lovel

The home is constructed from red bricks sourced from recently demolished character nearby. The reuse and celebration of this locally sourced material formed a cornerstone of the design approach. Variation of the colour and finish of the bricks harken to their previous lives, with beige, blue and green paint layers retained in portions and strategically integrated amongst the recycled red. 

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Jack Lovel

Traditional bricklaying and construction methods utilised throughout the home albeit applied to contemporary shapes or in unusual contexts. For instance, Jali style hit-and-miss laying techniques were used for the walls of the lift shaft, creating a permeable layer that exposes the lifts mechanisms and movements. 

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Jack Lovel

Saw-toothed roof forms historically seen on old factories in the area were a heavy influence on the building’s silhouette and personality. Clerestory windows within the angles facing west feature openable louvres for cross-ventilation. 

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Jack Lovel

Fully taking advantage of the property’s north-facing perspective, huge double-glazed circular windows allow spectacular light to infiltrate within while ensuring thermal efficiency and opening the façade of the home on both aspects. 

photo_credit Jack Lovel
Jack Lovel

Arches are layered as somewhat traditional forms but with the scale exaggerated to keep them fresh; bricks feature in a herringbone pattern on the ceiling of the cellar while black lines of steel and cabinetry are clean and sharp against the texture of the brick. This proclamation of respect for the medium culminates in a feeling of nostalgia and familiarity bounded in modernity and sophistication.

photo_credit Jack Lovel
Jack Lovel

Whilst the aesthetic is undeniably very industrial and raw, the ambience of the home is textural, open and warm.

photo_credit Jack Lovel
Jack Lovel
photo_credit Jack Lovel
Jack Lovel
photo_credit Jack Lovel
Jack Lovel

Material Used :
1. Indoor Furniture
Supplier - Mobilia
Sofa – Nebula Nine Sofa, Moroso
Occasional Chair – Cloudscape, Moroso
Dining Table – Mitis, Punt 
Dining Chairs – NO1, Fritz Hansen 
Entertainment Unit – Stockholm 1800 Sideboard, Punt 
Coffee Table – Phoenix, Moroso
Side Table – Net, Moroso

2. Outdoor Furniture: Bench – BDlove Bench, BD Barcelona 
3. Tapware: Astra Walker – Icon 
4. Flooring: Polished Concrete 
5. Fixture & Fittings: Cabinetry + Door Handles (throughout)-In-Teria Sen Light Switches
6. Fireplace: Custom 

7. Stone & Tiles 
Tiles – Sugie, Artedomus
Pressed Porcelain – Dekton

8. Construction Materials 
Recycled Brick 
Cobble Stones 
Brick Floor 

9. Appliances 
Stove – Ilve
Rangehoods – Quasair
Fridges – Liebherr 
Sinks – Franke 
Dishwashers – Asko

10. Rugs & Carpets
Rug – Losanges, Nanimarquina

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