Project: The Block 2020 - Brighton, Melbourne
Architect: Julian Brenchley
Principal Glazing: LightBridge next™, VTough™ and PixaGraphic™
Text, Images & Film: Peter and Jenny Hyatt
It was a blockbuster, in an uncertain time the 2020 season of The Block prevailed with stunning homes and record breaking auction results. Read our interview with project architect, Julian Brenchley and view the video and picture gallery below.
Winning House 5 is a beauty! It's no surprise Jimmy and Tam's 1950s treasure took the top gong this year with its unique styling, and clever design. Their hard work and unique vision for their home paid off. With a functional home unlike any of the others. Here are some of our highlights!
Living and Dining Space
Jimmy and Tam had a smaller space to work with compared to the other homes, but they made it work. With floor to ceiling glazing connecting the hallway into the kitchen, living and dining area you can see there is a lot of opportunity of natural light to illuminate the home's central spaces.
The use of narrow reeded or fluted glass was a common theme throughout house 5. The application in the master ensuite bathroom is extra exciting for us, because this is a double glazed unit made with the decorative glass within the product for added privacy. This is an example of how we can create customised double glazed units for spaces in the home which require a specific type of privacy or decorative finish.
Stairwell Balustrades and Glazing
Like the other homes, the stairwell was an important source of light in the new extensions. The luxurious glass balustrading enhances the natural light and opulence of the stairwell.
Viridian LightBridge next™ double glazing was used in the windows and doors.
Viridian VTough™ safety glass was used for the glass balustrades.
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Take a virtual tour of The Block, and hear from Architect Julian Brenchley - watch here!