Brick screens are set into framework of concrete columns and beams at Casa Grid

Bloco Arquitetos has created an extra storey for a family home in Brasília by adding a stilted concrete structure that incorporates panels of perforated brickwork. The local practice designed Casa Grid for a client who had bought a large lot containing an existing property in the Lago Sul neighbourhood of the Brazilian capital. The architects were tasked with adapting and

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Foster + Partners uses extra-long bricks for Chinese university campus

Foster + Partners has used custom-made bricks to build a campus near Shenzhen, encompassing a university, a hotel and housing, all taking in views of the South China Sea. The scheme was designed by Norman Foster’s London-based studio for Xiao Jing Wan, a coastal development to the east of Shenzhen. It includes a hotel, clubhouse, shops and housing, and

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Bricklaying robots create bulging brick facade for Shanghai arts centre

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. The new exhibition space run by the Chi She artists collective provides space for art exhibitions, events and workshops at the heart of Shanghai’s rapidly developing West Bund neighbourhood. Archi-Union Architects, which previously completed a nearby

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Angular brick theatre by Reset Architecture sits in a woodland clearing

This theatre at a Dutch holiday camp features a pair of differently sized gables and patterned brick cladding that harmonises with the tones of its woodland site. The building forms part of the Zonnewende campground in South Holland, which provides accommodation and outdoor activities for children from nearby cities, including school camps and religious groups,

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Top-heavy block in Seoul features red brick top and concrete base

Four floors clad in slim red bricks sit above the concrete base of this office and apartment block in the South Korean city Seoul, which was designed by local firm Stocker Lee Architetti. The Nonhyun 101-1 building is located in the Gangnam district, a commercial area in the south of Seoul. Stocker Lee Architetti chose red brickwork as the primary material to help the mixed-use building to stand out

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Erbar Mattes adds pale brick extension to Edwardian house in north London

Architecture studio Erbar Mattes has added a limewashed brick and glass extension to a house in London’s Crouch End, creating a bright and spacious living area for a family of four. The London studio extended the rear of the early 20th-century mid-terrace house to increase the ground floor living space. The garden room comprises a kitchen, dining and playroom for

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Slender apartment block by Amin Taha Architects features a timber structure and wicker balconies

Wicker balconies project from the brick facade of this apartment block in north London, which was designed by Amin Taha Architects with a cross-laminated timber structure. The six-storey gabled block was designed by London-based Amin Taha Architects to slot between a pair of detached brick buildings in Barretts Grove, Stoke Newington, hosting six apartments. A slender rectilinear volume is affixed to the More

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Brick “pixel patchwork” envelops Residenza Le Stelle housing by Buzzi Studio Di Architettura

A+Awards: brickwork assembled by robots forms wavy facades across these apartment blocks in Switzerland – the latest project in our series about winners from this year’s Architizer A+Awards (+slideshow). Designed by Buzzi Studio Di Architettura, Residenza Le Stelle comprises a set of three six-storey buildings in Locarno, each featuring a brick cladding system described by the studio More

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Peter Barber creates “cosy” brick arches for London housing scheme

Peter Barber Architects has completed a row of terraced houses in London’s Stratford, featuring a monolithic brick facade punctuated by recessed arches and balconies. Worland Gardens is a group of three-storey townhouses situated on a previously vacant lot owned by the London Borough of Newham. The local council designated the site for shared-ownership properties – buildings More

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Trio of brick volumes form Highgate House by Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke has completed a north London house featuring three brick volumes and a grand window facing into woodland, as documented in these images by Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet. British studio Carmody Groarke designed Highgate House for a young family on a plot that backs onto Highgate Wood. Slightly set back from the street, the three volumes feature brick walls to complement More

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Fifteen tonnes of rubble used to build Rotterdam house by Architectuur Maken

The bricks forming the facade of this tall, skinny house in Rotterdam are made from 15 tonnes of compacted industrial waste (+ slideshow). When Dutch architects Nina Aalbers and Ferry in ‘t Veld of Architectuur Maken decided to design their own home between two existing properties in the city centre, they decided to match its brick facade to its More

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Koen van Velsen Architects creates patchwork brick walls for new bus and rail station in Holland

Koen van Velsen Architects has created a new transport hub in Dutch city Breda, featuring a huge entrance canopy and a variety of brickwork styles (+ slideshow). The vast Breda public transport terminal contains a bus and train station. It forms part of the wider urban development of the city, which is in the south of the Netherlands, More

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Perforated brick gable screens courtyard in front of compact Hanoi house

A perforated brick screen shields a verdant courtyard at the entrance to this small two-storey house in Hanoi, Vietnam, designed by local studio Nghia Architect (+ slideshow). Nghia Architect designed Maison T for a young client who returned to his home city after spending several years abroad. The property is located in the busy Hao Nam area, which is dominated More

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Delfino Lozano’s Casa G features an elevated brick games room

A brick volume containing a games room balances on steel beams that raise it above the sloping plot of this house in the Mexican city of Zapopan (+ slideshow). Designed by architect Delfino Lozano, Casa G is a holiday home that accommodates a games room and terrace alongside living areas and bedrooms. It occupies a More

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Casa Bovero by Germán Müller is a house among eucalyptus trees in rural Argentina

This simple brick house by architect Germán Müller features a series of large windows, offering generous views of the scenic setting in Santa Fe, Argentina (+ slideshow).  The Resistencia-based architect designed Casa Bovero for a literature teacher looking to downsize after her children left home. It is located in Arroyo Leyes – one of many areas on the outskirts of the city where families used to build summer More

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Tropical Space uses perforated brickwork to build riverside pottery studio in Vietnam

Vietnamese studio Tropical Space has completed a cube-shaped sculpture workshop for artist Le Duc Ha, which hides an elaborate bamboo shelving grid behind its perforated brick walls (+ slideshow). Named Terra Cotta Studio, the seven-metre-high building gives the artist a dedicated place for creating clay sculptures and pottery, as well as display spaces where he can show off his work. The site is More

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Alexander Gorlin creates colourful affordable housing for single adults in The Bronx

New York studio Alexander Gorlin Architects has completed a Bronx apartment block with small studios for low-income tenants, including those who were once homeless (+ slideshow). Called Boston Road – in reference to the street it overlooks – the residential building is located in The Bronx, one of the five boroughs in New York City. It encompasses More

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Project Orange slots mews-inspired development behind a row of west London shops

Architecture studio Project Orange has reinterpreted the traditional London mews to create a row of contemporary brick studio buildings with residences on top (+ slideshow). The Foundry Mews development replaces a dilapidated car repair workshop, creating a mix of workspaces and homes that are hidden behind a row of high-street shopfronts in west London. The biggest challenge for Project Orange was More

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House 50 50 by Celula Urbana shelters both indoor and outdoor spaces beneath its roof

Outdoor spaces are sheltered beneath the flat roof of this house in Argentina, designed by architects office Celula Urbana to take advantage of its scenic riverside setting (+ slideshow). Santa Fe-based Celula Urbana designed the compact property for a site surrounded by trees and wild shrubbery to the southwest of the city, on the banks of the Río Coronda. More

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Pale brickwork creates decorative facade for Iranian apartment building

As architecture in Iran undergoes a boom, architects Behzad Yaghmaei and Azadeh Mahmoudi have completed an apartment block in Kerman with decorative brick facades (+ slideshow). The two architects were tasked with creating the residential building in the west of the historic Iranian city, in a neighbourhood dominated by pale yellow brickwork and dark red detailing. Their response was to reinterpret More

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Gabinete de Arquitectura presents latticed brick arch as model for low-cost construction

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Golden Lion-winner Solano Benítez presents a brick and timber arch at the Venice Biennale as an example of how cheap materials and intensive labour could “transform scarcity into abundance”. Benítez’s Paraguay-based studio Gabinete de Arquitectura created the installation in the Central Pavilion of the Giardini, to show how readily available materials and unskilled workman could provide a solution More

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals more photos of new Vitra Design Museum gallery

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has released a full set of images of the Vitra Schaudepot – a new gallery for the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (+ slideshow). Opening this week, the gabled brick building presents the first permanent exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum’s vast collection, which includes More

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Matt Fajkus completes urban Austin home with retractable glass walls

Texas firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has completed a family home in Austin that features rooms with sliding glass walls, enabling the spaces to be fully opened to the outdoors (+ slideshow). Called the Main Stay House, the dwelling is located on a slender urban lot in Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighbourhood. Encompassing 3,271 square feet (304 square metres), More

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Balconies and full-storey windows added to villa in a former Dutch museum

Architects Paul de Ruiter and Chris Collaris have transformed a former private museum in Rotterdam into an energy-neutral townhouse, featuring outdoor spaces on each level of its remodelled rear facade ( + slideshow). The building is located on one of the oldest streets in the Dutch city’s Kralingen neighbourhood, which was previously a separate village More

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Norman Foster reveals vaulted Droneport prototype at Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Foster + Partners has unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its Droneport concept at the Arsenale, which is designed to transport medical supplies to remote regions in Africa using unmanned flying vehicles (+ slideshow). The structure is the inaugural project from the Norman Foster Foundation, set up by the British architect to anticipate technological advances More

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Naturehumaine creates stripped-down facade for Montreal residences

This Montreal residential building by local studio Naturehumaine features a simple brick facade punctuated with square windows and a rear parking area topped by a steel canopy. Called the Marquette Residence, the multi-family building is located in central Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie district and faces a busy commercial street. The 7,200-square-foot (670-square-metre) project consists of six units, More

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Undulating brick building in Iran encourages public to walk on its roof

The brick facade of this mixed-use building in the Iranian city of Hamedan merges with a wave-like roof that the public is invited to sit, walk or play on (+ slideshow). The Termeh building was designed by architects Farshad Mehdizadeh and Ahmad Bathaei to accommodate two separate occupants and two distinct functions: a retail space More

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Herringbone parquet and stained ply cabinetry feature in London extension by Nimtim Architects

Nimtim Architects created a steeply terraced garden to accommodate this extension to a 1960s house in southeast London, which features parquet flooring and blue-stained woodwork (+ slideshow). The local studio, founded by architects Nimi Attanayake and Tim O’Callaghan, designed the extension to the Forest Hill house to create extra room for their client’s teenage children and to More

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Perforated brick screens act as curtains for Tehran housing by CAAT Studio

Angled screens of perforated brick provide ventilation and shade for this housing block in Tehran by CAAT Studio, providing its residents with relief from the city’s hot and dry climate (+ slideshow). The six-storey building is located in the rapidly developing neighbourhood of Kahrizak in the southwest of the capital, which is populated primarily by low-income households. But the More

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension nears completion

With just over a month to go before London’s Tate Modern opens its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed wing, Instagram users have been sharing images of the angular brick structure. Set to launch on 17 June, just over 16 years after Tate Modern first opened, the south wing will significantly increase gallery space, as well as providing new subterranean spaces More

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DSDHA’s Corner House boasts a hidden roofscape adorned with “crystalline pavilions”

Architecture office DSDHA has completed an apartment block in London’s Fitzrovia, which has a pair of faceted glass penthouses concealed behind its austere grey brick facades. London-based DSDHA – founded by architects Deborah Saunt and David Hills – was tasked with creating a mixed-use development on a busy street corner, with shops on the ground floor and 11 apartments above. They call the project Corner More

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John Pawson’s Life House is a Welsh countryside retreat built from dark and light bricks

London designer John Pawson has completed the seventh property in Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture series: a Welsh valley retreat with a dark skin and a pale interior (+ slideshow). The British designer took cues from both Japanese houses and Benedictine monasteries with his design for Life House, a 260-square-metre property intended to “immerse the visitor in a zone of extreme More

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CF Møller’s student housing in Odense is a trio of intertwining brick towers

CF Møller Architects has completed a halls of residence for a Danish university, which features large communal living spaces, an underground bicycle park and a “sky lounge” overlooking a wetland park (+ slideshow). Called Campus Hall, the 13,700-square-metre complex comprises three interconnected 15-storey towers, containing 250 residences for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Each of More

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Dallas Pierce Quintero arranges small London home around four courtyards

Angled bricks create three-dimensional zigzags across the walls of this London house, which architects office Dallas Pierce Quintero built on a tiny infill plot in east London (+ slideshow). Named Courtyard House, the 95-square-metre home occupies an L-shaped site that was once the garden of its neighbour, but at some stage had been partitioned off to function as a builder’s More

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Katamama hotel showcases Bali’s local crafts, materials and textile designs

Indonesian architect Andra Matin chose multi-hued bricks, handmade tiles and bespoke terrazzo for this hotel in Bali, which is intended as a showcase for local design and craftsmanship (+ slideshow). Located in Bali’s Seminyak region, Katamama is the first of three new beachfront hotels launching on the island by hotel group PTT Family. Andra Matin previously worked with the brand to design the More

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Glossy green bricks lend woven texture to Belgian primary school by Areal Architecten

Glazed mint-green bricks alternate to create a basketweave pattern across the walls of this school building by Areal Architecten, which also frames a series of terraces and covered play spaces (+ slideshow). The Antwerp studio added the block to provide extra classrooms and a multipurpose hall for an existing primary school in the Belgian town of Boom. The small green glazed bricks cover the building’s More

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Herzog & de Meuron adds new gallery building to Vitra Design Museum

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has completed a new gallery to house the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Set to open in June, the Schaudepot is Herzog & de Meuron’s second building at the Vitra Campus – the ever-growing headquarters of the Swiss furniture brand, which also features architecture by Zaha More

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Intervention Architecture transforms Victorian coach house into writer’s home and studio

UK studio Intervention Architecture has converted and extended a dilapidated Victorian coach house near Birmingham, England, to create a live-work space for a writer. The local studio transformed the outbuilding in Moseley to create the home for a writer who wanted a flexible space with plenty of light for living and working. “The writer’s main aim was to convert the disused More

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SAM Architects uses recycled brick and charred wood for London mews house

SAM Architects chose century-old brickwork and charred larch for the exterior of this mews house in southeast London, which features a brightly coloured kitchen and a folding facade (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Paolo Vimercati and Melanie Schubert of SAM Architects bought a double garage hidden away behind a row of heritage-listed houses in Camberwell in late 2011 with the More

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Freadman White creates new layout for extended 1930s house in Melbourne

Architecture studio Freadman White has remodelled a 1930s Melbourne house that was extended in the 1970s, and created a new room featuring an angular roof (+ slideshow). Hoddle House is located in the Australian city’s Elsternwick district. Local office Freadman White was asked to reevaluate the internal plan of the building to make it better suited to the needs of its occupants – a young More

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Grey herringbone brickwork covers Chan & Eayrs’ south London block

Pale grey bricks are arranged to create a herringbone pattern across the facade of this housing and studio block in New Cross, southeast London. The project by architectural duo Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs is named New Cross Lofts, and provides a pair of residences and a pair workspaces on a steeply sloping side street opposite the area’s rail station. New Cross is home More

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Architektuurburo Dirk Hulpia completes house in Belgium with protruding corner windows

Large windows protrude away from the brown brickwork of this house in Belgium by Architektuurburo Dirk Hulpia, providing wide ledges for displaying works by the ceramicist client (+ slideshow). Named Kiekens’ House, the residence replaces a pair of small barns in Aalter, a municipality between Bruges and Ghent, and is formed of two brown brick volumes with slanted roofs. More

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Hall McKnight’s Church Road house is made up of three brick blocks

Three mono-pitched brick buildings combine to form this house in Belfast by Hall McKnight, which is arranged over multiple levels that step down a sloping site (+ slideshow). Belfast-based Hall McKnight designed the Church Road house for a family with four teenage children. They needed a large amount of space, and also wanted to make the most of views over a golf More

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DANS Architects creates brick “crown” atop Don Bosco Church in Slovenia

Protruding bricks create a crown on top of this cylindrical chapel by DANS Architects, which forms the centrepiece of a new church complex in the Slovenian city of Maribor (+ slideshow). Ljubljana-based DANS Architects designed the Don Bosco Church around the curved brick chapel. A colonnade with slender columns links the cylindrical structure with the rest of the Roman Catholic Salesian complex. This canopy also frames a curving courtyard, keeping More

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Monadnock’s Abstract Tower features patterned walls of red and green brickwork

Rotterdam studio Monadnock used a variety of brickwork techniques to create the patterned facade of this viewing tower, designed to offer a new landmark for the small Dutch town of Nieuw-Bergen. Named Landmark Nieuw Bergen, but also known as the Abstract Tower, the building’s brick walls feature contrasting tones of red and green, as well as extruded elements, More

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Mesura adds red brick extension with scalloped roofline to Alicante residence

Curving vaults create a scalloped roofline for this red brick house extension completed by Barcelona studio Mesura in Alicante, Spain (+ slideshow). Photographer Eduardo Iborra Wicksteed and his wife Belinda asked Mesura to extend their home, named IV House, which is located in the countryside outside the city of Elche. The area’s hot and humid climate led the architects to design More

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Álvaro Siza completes red brick theatre near Barcelona

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has built a red brick theatre in Llinars del Vallès, a village outside Barcelona (+ slideshow). The Pritkzer Prize-winning architect worked with local studio Aresta Arquitectura on the Public Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès, which was commissioned as part of a public investment in cultural facilities for the region. The complex is formed from two volumes, one containing More

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Those Architects transforms small Sydney bungalow into spacious courtyard home

Australian studio Those Architects has overhauled a house in a beachside Sydney suburb, creating a spacious new living room featuring secret storage, concrete surfaces and a pivoting garden window (+ slideshow). Maroubra House is a 70-year-old bungalow that had originally belonged to one of the clients’ grandparents. Those Architects founders Ben Mitchell and Simon Addinall were More

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Perforated brick garage by Wirth Architekten doubles as an al-fresco dining room

Wirth Architekten used wood from a storm-felled tree and brick from a burnt-down farmhouse to create this multi-use garage for a residence in Germany’s Lower Saxony region (+ slideshow). Architects Jan and Benjamin Wirth designed the perforated brick outhouse, named Remisenpavillion, for a former farm in the north-west of the country and it stands beside a group of tall trees. The More

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AandD’s L House is split into 11 different levels of living space

Although only 10 metres tall, this red brick house in South Korea by architects AandD is split into 11 different levels connected by a central staircase (+ slideshow). L House is a detached family home in the new town of Pangyo, close to Seongnam, and is named after its clients, whose surname is Lee. Situated More

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Coffey Architects completes brick-clad headquarters for a Chinese steelworks

Brick buildings surround a series of courtyards to offer “moments of respite and calm contemplation” at this administrative headquarters for a busy steelworks in Qingdao, China, by British firm Coffey Architects. Coffey Architects developed the masterplan for the headquarters of Qingdao Iron and Steel Group, which is situated next to the company’s steel plant. Named Cloister, the project is More

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Ola Architecture Studio’s housing block in Melbourne designed as an “ode to brick”

Built near the heart of Melbourne’s historic brick-making district, this block of apartments and shops has walls of black bricks that are arranged to create perforated patterns and provide privacy for residents (+ slideshow). Called Ari Apartments, the four-storey building was designed by Australian firm Ola Architecture Studio to occupy a deep site that spans two plots. More

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SHoP designs schools for earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal

SHoP Architects has partnered with two nonprofit organisations to rebuild 50 public schools in areas of Nepal that were devastated by the April 2015 earthquake (+ slideshow). The New York-based firm has teamed up with Kids of Kathmandu and Asia Friendship Network for the project, with construction of the first two schools slated to begin More

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Nash Baker Architects combines brick base and gabled timber top for Broad Street House

A timber box with a pitched roof sits atop the handmade-brick ground floor of this house in the English village of Orford by London studio Nash Baker Architects (+ slideshow). Broad Street House was designed by Nash Baker Architects for a site on a quiet street in the village, which is located in an Area More

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Wandel Lorch completes chapel with bulging brickwork in Hamburg docklands

A crucifix and bell are set into two hollows in the swollen brick facade of this chapel, which was designed by Wandel Lorch Architekten for a site in Hamburg’s docklands (+ slideshow). The Ecumenical Forum is the first chapel in the city’s HafenCity quarter, a former industrial area along the Elbe river that is currently undergoing major regeneration. To […]

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Jamie Fobert pairs handmade bricks with copper panelling for London townhouse

This London townhouse by Jamie Fobert Architects features handmade bricks, copper panelling and Georgian-inspired window shutters. Located at the end of a mews in the Bloomsbury conservation area, an area dominated by 18th and early 19th-century architecture, the four-storey house occupies a prominent corner plot. London-based Fobert was asked to ensure the building didn’t dominate its surroundings. His […]

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Perforated brick elevator by Carles Enrich connects medieval Spanish town to riverside

Spanish architect Carles Enrich has built a 20-metre-high elevator next to a Catalonian cliffside to connect the old and new parts of a town (+ slideshow). Featuring walls of perforated brickwork, the elevator is located in the Gironella municipality of Spain, where an old town and a modernised urban area are divided by the Llobregat river. “The 20-metre vertical break […]

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MAPA updates Chilean housing block with textured brick facade

Chilean studio MAPA has converted a vacant building in Santiago into an apartment block covered in zigzagging brickwork (+ slideshow). The 1940s building in the Providencia area of the city had been derelict for 30 years before MAPA co-founders Cristián Larraín and Matías Madsen carried out the overhaul, which they call Project E_RC. The three-storey […]

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Coconut groves surround brick retirement home on a Thai beach by NPDA Studio

This stripy brick home stands among coconut trees on the shoreline of Ko Pha Ngan, an island in the Gulf of Thailand (+ slideshow). The client asked Thai architecture firm NPDA Studio to design Somjai House primarily as a retirement home. But the beach house near the town Tong Sala also serves as a reception for guests at […]

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Estudio ALA completes terracotta chapel at a Mexican tequila factory

Estudio ALA created this open-air chapel with a tall brick tower for staff at a tequila factory in the Mexican countryside (+ slideshow). The Guadalajara-based architects designed the Centinela Chapel for the Tequila Centinela drinks factory in Arandas, in the western state of Jalisco. The chapel stands on a wide platform overhanging a lake and is surrounded by fields of agave […]

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Layers of brick, concrete and glass define private spaces in a Thai home

A pair of red brick walls screen the back of this house on the Gulf of Thailand, which faces away from a seaside resort and towards a cemetery where the client’s father is buried (+ slideshow). The client asked Bangkok-based architects Adisorn Srisaowanunt and Naweepahb Taksayos to design a small, secluded house as a retreat from her long working days in nearby Hua […]

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NOJI Architects uses reclaimed bricks for angular extension to historic Dublin house

Irish studio NOJI Architects built this angular extension to a heritage-protected Dublin house with reclaimed bricks to create a seamless transition between old and new. NOJI Architects designed Brick Addition to provide more space and a better connection to the garden for a three-storey house in Dublin’s Mount Pleasant Square, which is described as one of […]

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Earthquake-damaged storehouse in Japan transformed into living space by Ryo Matsui

Squares of light shine through the perforated brick facade of this former storehouse, which architect Ryo Matsui has converted into an entertaining space after it was partially destroyed in Japan’s 2011 earthquake. The 120-year-old storehouse was badly damaged in the Great East Japan Earthquake – which killed almost 16,000 people and damaged over a million buildings when it hit in 2011 […]

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Tompkins Rygole’s Woodridge house evokes Arts and Crafts architecture with brick facades

The facades and walled garden of this house in the English town of Newbury are entirely faced in Flemish-bonded handmade bricks that reference the neighbouring Arts and Crafts buildings (+ slideshow). The house is located on a private road called Woodridge and was designed by its owners, architects Annelies Rygole and Peter Tompkins, to accommodate their […]

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First official images of Damien Hirst’s south London gallery released

Images have emerged of Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery – designed by London architecture studio Caruso St John in a row of converted and extended theatre warehouses. The Newport Street Gallery, due to open on 8 October 2015, occupies a string of former industrial and purpose-built buildings. It stretches along an entire street in Vauxhall, […]

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Delvendahl Martin Architects knocks through a pair of Victorian properties in Oxford

London office Delvendahl Martin Architects has merged and extended a pair of Victorian semi-detached houses in Oxford to create a new double-fronted home for one family (+ slideshow). The newly formed 350-square-metre house by Delvendahl Martin Architects features a wide open-plan living space, with a pair of bay windows at the front and glazed extension overlooking the garden to […]

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Yoda Architecture pairs perforated brick with corrugated iron for a rural French home

Half brick, half corrugated iron, this house in the northern French countryside by Yoda Architecture aims to meld together the local urban and agricultural typologies (+ slideshow). Designed by Robin Lamarche and Julien Chabert – co-founders of local studio Yoda Architecture – Maison B provides a 100-square-metre home for a family in Herrin, a commune near Lille. The house […]

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Rafael Freyre uses natural and local materials to connect House in Azpitia with its setting

Stones from surrounding mountains and bricks from a local kiln were used to build this house bordering a desert in Peru, so it appears “like a new layer on the landscape” (+ slideshow). House in Azpitia was designed by Lima-based architect Rafael Freyre for a couple in their 50s, who wanted a summer home where […]

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Brackenbury House by Neil Dusheiko features a curved brick extension and pop-up cinema room

This refurbished and extended London house by local studio Neil Dusheiko Architects includes a pop-up screening room for the owner, who works for film company Universal Studios (+ slideshow). Studio founder Neil Dusheiko was asked to overhaul an existing two-storey Victorian brick home in Hammersmith, west London, to create more space for a young family. As […]

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ODOS Architects creates introverted house on “undevelopable” site in Dublin

Designed to look like a garden wall, this seemingly windowless brick house in Dublin was created by ODOS Architects to reference an orchard that once occupied the site (+ slideshow). The narrow plot is located in the grounds of a historic structure in Monkstown, surrounded by tall Victorian-era properties. Four previous designs for the site […]

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