The Monaise Residence, designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects, was featured on Episode 4 of Open Homes Australia on Saturday, 24 November 2018. The residence is a unique restoration project in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot that blends traditional Queenslander, Colonial, and Tudor architectural styles. Existing structural elements of base-level brickwork and outdoor piers helped Shaun Lockyer Architects navigate a brickwork continuation, approaching the project as a restoration requiring a contemporary finish.
The combination of four PGH Bricks products proved compatible in this restoration project, offering an accurate blend and fitting with the architects’ vision. Used were Black and Tan and Copper Glow bricks from the Smooth range, along with Macarthur Mix and Mowbray Blue bricks from the Dry Pressed Architectural range. According to the architects, the new form is playful and allows a certain architectural expression that cannot be achieved with other building materials. Internally, the existing brickwork was restored. This seemed to have been part of the original construction, and while not the prettiest element, key to this project was honouring the history of the home, which took precedence over design and colour consistency.