18 BRISBANE TERRACE
Sunday 11th November: 10am - 4pm
18 Brisbane Terrace, Perth, 6000
The dominant feature in the backyard of this Perth worker’s cottage is a 113 year old brick wall extending the full width of the rear boundary. It provides protection and enclosure to the garden, creating an oasis within inner city density.
When it was time to demolish the rear of the house and add a bedroom, ensuite, kitchen and living area, the new building seemed drawn to the aging rear wall. Three brick blade walls step outwards as they approach the old wall. Bricks from the demolished laundry and kitchen were cleaned and mixed with new bricks for the blade walls.
The rich orange tones of the recycled wood-fired bricks are captured in the glass splashback in the kitchen and compliment the jarrah window and door frames. In contrast, white painted weatherboards add a fresh crispness.
Inside, light from skylights and the large north facing windows moves constantly throughout the day, dappling the white ceilings and walls, polished concrete floor and furniture as well as providing cross-ventilation in an air-conditionless home.