15 June 2011

One day outside Facet Studio

Today we made a visit to The Brick Pit to pick some recycled bricks for Uchi Lounge project.

Uchi Lounge is a 2 storey restaurant, whilst ground floor is under renovation, the restaurant operates as normal on the upper floor, and vice versa.  Now that we are very close to the completion of ground floor, we need to start firming up on a few things for the upper floor design - brick selection is one of them.

As we are keen to continue the organic, deep atmosphere of existing Uchi Lounge within our new design, we proposed to use recycled brick which affords a sense of artistry and individuality.

So here is our day today..

upon arrival we were greeted (and overwhelmed) by tonnes of recycled bricks...being hand cleaned and slowly compiled into pallets.... how are we to find the bricks we want from here?!

we were shown around the compiled pallets; these yellowish sandstock bricks were from the Merrickville area - each area has different clays and as the result produces different characterised bricks

....there we ventured into an interesting world of recycled bricks.....

Keith from The Brick Pit was very passionate when it comes to the difference between modern bricks (the ones behind him) and the recycled bricks

Keith was very kind in showing us photos from some of their past projects

With the help of knowledgeable staffs, we were able to find from towering pallets of recycled bricks....

....our dream bricks for the project (by the way, these bricks are original sandstock from late 1800's, with a beautiful deep red hue... Can't wait to see them in Uchi Lounge!).

Afterwards, with full brain-ful of new brick knowledge but empty stomachs, we made a pitstop at Chinatown for Yum-Cha refuel session......

.....and back to the high-density FS office!

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