Gallery: Solar-Powered Forever House: Dowdy Red Bricks Given New Life a...

 
Dowdy red bricks are often overlooked as a boring material choice for contemporary homes, but WoodWoodWard Architecture found a way to transform a stockpile of them into a slick new facade for the Forever House in Melbourne. Building onto a suburban "bungalow" in Surrey Hills using many materials taken from the existing home, the designers stacked colorful purple bricks alongside the old red ones to create a bold new facade. Hit the jump to learn how they put even more old bricks to good reuse while incorporating a series of other sustainable features into this cozy new extension.

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