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* Residential Architecture: The Urban Cloak: Apartment – Brickwerks by Jonathan Gibb

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 7 April 2012

Residential Architecture: The Urban Cloak: Apartment – Brickwerks by Jonathan Gibb: “ addition to an existing inner city 2 storey brick building, to adapt and add a multi-levelled apartment building. A cloaked figure; standing amongst the debris of style, industry and waste: veiled by a multiplicity of individual bricks, reading as one. At once a sun and rain screen, and veiling against on-lookers sight. The existing building is left, but affected by the new. Its old roof is discarded and the paint of the facade shed, revealing the identity of the brick..The outer facade as viewed from outside (foreground) is wrapped in a veil of vertically suspended brick, undulating and cascading down the building resulting as a over-hang at street level. To ground level, the facade of the old building exists as foreground, while the interior spaces act as both middle and distant. Behind the new brick facade the intermediacy of decks acts to mediate between what is the public realm of urbanity and the private realm of the apartment..”  Filtered light and privacy on one hand, and abundant light and views on the other, interesting visual texture and materials choices..

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image: Courtesy of Jonathan Gibb; article: Furuto , Alison . “The Urban Cloak: Apartment – Brickwerks / Jonathan Gibb” 06 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. <;


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