Oakleigh South VIC
Architect & Interior Designer:
A new clubhouse has helped Melbourne’s prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club reverse the membership decline that is affecting clubs worldwide, and regain hosting of the famous Australian Masters for 2015.
The lowset appearance, terracotta tiled roof and timber linings of the much-loved 1941 clubhouse which stood on the site were retained. The old white-painted fibro walling was brought up-to-date with Bowral Bricks Charolais Cream 50mm dry-pressed bricks.
Architect Reno Rizzo likes the texture of brickwork and its low maintenance needs “and that we can manipulate [brickwork] to make patterns and textures.” Simple patterning adds life to the brickwork.
Alternative courses of bricks are laid in pairs, each pair projecting 20mm in a horizontal vee, enough to cast subtly-changing shadows over wall faces including the three 10-metre chimneys, reception area and fireplace surrounds.
Announcing Huntingdale’s return to hosting the Australian Masters, the tournament promoter commended the “the wonderful facilities afforded by the stunning new clubhouse”.
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