Bricks is not your typical brick and mortar hotel. It is a hotel that challenges the status-quo of accommodation, it is fun exciting and functional. The concept of twisting the grid flows into every aspect of the project creating an unconventional and quirky style of accommodation. The modular nature of the hotel allows it to be assembled, disassembled and relocated for the next festival or event. The hotel is aimed at families, festival guests, staff and performers.
The site that has been selected for the 2021 festival season is 275 George St, Brisbane. The above images show how the hotel interacts within the selected site’s floor plate. However the modular way the hotel has been designed allows for it to be placed into any location.
To differentiate between the pavilions a colour group and shape have been assigned. This not only is a way finding element for guests but also would assist in the smoother erection of the hotel at each location. The stay pavilion uses blues and greens, and right angle triangles. The blues and greens create a calm and cool environment which will benefit guests after a big exciting day at a festival. The play pavilion uses crosses and pinks and purples, which create an energetic playful atmosphere. And the gather pavilion uses hexagons and yellows and oranges, which creates a bright, happy energetic atmosphere.
The materials that have been used are; brushed stainless steel, tinted plexi-glass, Durra panel which is a Aussie made product that is fire retardant and made of recycled straw. For the furniture we have linen fabric, light stained teak timber and dark brown leather. For the flooring there is a darker stained teak timber, astro turf, terrazzo vinyl, carpet and rubber play matting.
Level 1 has 2 pavilions the gather pavilion (outlined in yellow) and that play pavilion (outlined in pink). The Arrive and departure point is where guests check in and out. The restaurant dining and kitchen is open to both the public and hotel guests. The play pavilion which has been divided in to 3 spaces based on age group; the kids playscape, the teens arcade and the adults bar.
Level 2 has all three pavilions. The stay pavilion (outlined in blue) is made up of 2 accommodation pod types, the basic pod which sleeps 2 and the family pod which sleeps 4. The gather pavilion is made up of breakout spaces which play on the idea of outside inside. In the play pavilion there is a spa and a gym.
Level 3 has the gather pavilion and the stay pavilion. Again the stay pavilion has both basic and family pods. The gather pavilion has the breakout spaces and a games space in the centre.
Majoring in Interior Design, with a minor in Industrial Design. Maddy has a passion for making and creating, and loves design history. While at QUT she has gained knowledge in an array of design areas and discovered a love of furniture design. Maddy is excited to be a sculptor of space and is looking forward to helping clients fall in love with the spaces she designs. Check out some of the other projects she's worked on via Instagram.