The soaring, cantilevered upper level oversails the solid lower level which is primarily clad with Austral Masonry GB Split Face concrete masonry. Although the building features a variety of materials, the Sandstone-coloured concrete masonry predominates to the street, complementing the cedar panelling.
The upper level is finished in composite fibre-cement panels, cedar and corrugated steel. The split face of the GB Split Face Masonry is formed by moulding a double block and literally splitting it in half.
The resulting face texture is unique to each unit, mimicking the rough-hewn appearance of natural stone. “Split face blocks are a great way to add texture to building facade,” says Buck Grgic, Topic Builders inhouse architect. “They are also maintenance free and cost effective.”
GB SPLIT FACE
GB Split Face masonry captures the rugged, hand-hewn appearance of natural stone to add texture and distinction to any facade. The GB Masonry Collection of products are also available in split face, smooth and honed finishes.