Little Brick Studio
Little Bricks Studio - Pressed Bricks

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Abbotsford VIC

Structural Engineer:

Hive Engineering


Robin Gifford, John Dafnis, Richard Baigent


4AD Constructions


MAKE Architecture Studio


Peter Bennetts, MAKE Architecture Studio

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Just a stab pass from Melbourne’s legendary Victoria Park AFL ground is the Little Brick Studio, phase two of a comprehensive renovation of a Victorian-era timber cottage housing a family with two teenage boys.

Little Brick Studio
Little Bricks Studio

Its two street addresses were a trigger for the development of the Studio’s concept. Although the initial request was to renovate the existing house, the architects saw the opportunity to add value by building a multi-purpose studio above what would otherwise just been a garage.

The white brick building references the heritage brickwork of the area while making its own contribution to the streetscape. A checkerboard of brick headers (ends) projects from the walling, creating an ever-changing shadowplay over the surface. In keeping with the “loose fit” sustainability concept, the TARDIS-like studio space can easily evolve with the family’s needs.

Little Brick Studio
Little Brick Studio Dry Pressed Bricks
Little Brick Studio
Little Brick Studio Dry Pressed Bricks

The Little Brick Studio is a testament to the vision of the architects and their clients.


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