A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Breeze Blocks

There was a time, somewhere in the 1960's when, someone discovered that concrete block walls were quite good at keeping out wind and rain, but they lacked somewhat in the ventilations stakes.

After what was no doubt a good deal of research and effort, the "breeze block" was invented.  Cleverly designed in patterns that would make M.C.Escher proud (or not perhaps) no barbecue area or carport was complete without a breezeblock panel or two.

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1 comment

Joan Elizabeth said...

But aren't all those wonderful intricate patterns seen in the middle east the equivalent of breeze blocks?

If they had been a little more imaginative with the cement these breeze blocks could have been a truly beautiful thing.

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