Mr & Mrs White – retail shop, Manly NSW
Murowash + sand, Colour Raw Earth 25%
The client brief for this bold house on a steep site backing onto Parsley Bay Reserve was to create a comfortable family home that is also inviting to guests, with good flow between indoor and outdoor spaces.
The cubic form of the two-story house is a solid mass made of concrete floor and roof slabs into which is carved a void.
It references 18th century battlement structures, and exploits the thermal advantages of masonry for passive solar design. Outside, a deep red was used colour the concrete – like those of the Australian outback.
Murowash in Vital is the white paint used on the brickwork of the Garden House by architecture firm Durbach Block Jaggers. The curvy, L-shaped plan is a garden space, part of an extraordinary, Gaudi-esque design that won the firm a National Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses at the 2011 National Architecture Awards. Photography: Peter Bennett.
Murowash in Corsica was a stylish choice for the exterior of this house in Melbourne, offering great looking flat colour with a long lasting finish.
The exterior of Pindari Apartments in Randwick, NSW is painted in Murowash in Dry Stone. This versatile neutral colour complements Candelapas & Associates Architects’ use of natural materials such as wood, granite and sandstone, as well as the use of concrete seen throughout the complex.
Photography: Brett Boardman.