The rounded edges give the buildings a softer appearance but also make them unique from the buildings in the area surrounding them. The saw tooth roofs are a call back to the times were Hobsonville Point was still a defence base, before it was begun its development into the community it is today.
When asked ‘why brick?’ Martin mentions the durability, low maintenance and longevity features of the clay bricks but more importantly he tells us he likes the instant texture a brick adds to a project. Clay bricks have a way of drawing people in with the need to touch them discovering their texture, giving the buildings that interactive feature. Designing 3 storey buildings in clay bricks gives them the ability to still look residential rather than the common industrial style appartments we often see.