Studio Iredale Pedersen Hook wrapped this beautiful family home in Australia with one of mankind’s oldest and most humble building materials: bricks. Located in Perth, the Applecross Residence has a dark glazed skin and a strong fluid body that connects it to the waters of the nearby Swan River. A duo of metallic legs on the side pump up geothermal heating and cooling from deep underground.

Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

The Applecross Residence explores the potential of bricks throughout its five levels. The brickwork is interpreted in different ways, with glazed dark bricks placed alongside silver ones that reflect light and color into the house. A couple of thermal chimneys provide the house with free source of heating and cooling.

Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

The home is topped by a stunning roof terrace for enjoying al-fresco meals with beautiful views of the river and Perth. Angled brickwork creates elegant window shadings that discretely filter excess sunlight. One level of the house is designed as a separate apartment, allowing friends, family and other people to occupy the site.

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Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

Iredale Pedersen Hook, bricked house, Applecross Residence, Perth, Australia, Swan River, filter excessive natural light, glazed bricks, geothermal energy, geothermal chimeney

Photos by Peter Bennetts for Iredale Pedersen Hook