We’re not far away from our move and already we have been thinking of the new garden and what amazing things we can do there!
One thought I did have was to build a breeze block wall to the side of our new carport to screen some utilities (maybe even an outdoor shower). I don’t know a lot about the history of the breeze block (more might be found at Secret Design Studio or Modernist Australia), but it is a pretty stunning element of any mid-century home (all the way from Frankston South to Palm Springs)!
I’m not sure what it is about a breeze block wall. Could it be the solid structural integrity that is accompanied by a weightless appearance? Maybe it’s the simple repeated geometry and pattern.
Whatever it is, even the simplest structure (such as the one below) provides a point of interest and contrast to the solid brick of a mid-century house.
As a masonry unit, the breeze block can even be combined with solid blocks to create greater interest to a garden wall (as seen below).
A truly amazing material and one that is cherished by many MCM fans.
While trawling around the internet looking for inspiration, I happened upon moderndesign.org and more great breeze block images and designs. Some you may have seen before, and more are to be found if you click on the link.
So why not spend a minute and browse some breeze block ideas for your next courtyard project!