European Architecture: How Can We Incorporate Some Of That Charm Into Our Landscape?

With its century-old buildings, Gothic designs, Renaissance elements and neo-classical appeal, European architecture offers a feast to the eyes. Anasua Mitra looks at how we can incorporate some of that charm into our landscape When you think of architecture and Europe, the buildings you normally tend to visualise would be the Eiffel Tower in Paris, […]

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Inspiration: Meet The Winners of Brick Award 2016

Recently, Wienerberger celebrated the 7th Brick Award in Vienna. Besides the press conference and the symposium with an inspiring keynote speech and panel discussion, the winners were announced. In 2016, prizes were awarded in five different categories, including the two Grand Prize winners and the Special Prize: Residential Use, Public Use, Re-Use, Urban Infill, and Special […]

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Sai Mandir, Vennached: The Structure Speaks For Itself

If you look at the temple of Sai Mandir in Vennached, it looks like a distilled version of just any traditional Hindu temple- being a simple religious building which consists of recognisable elements like gateways, circumambulation bath and sanctum. On the other hand, what in fact makes this place of worship unique is the creative […]

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Indentation Of The Yesteryear: Narva College Project, University Of Tartu, Estonia

Project Details: Project: Narva College, University of Tartu, Estonia Architect: KAVAKAVA Client: University of Tartu Clay roof tiles used: Koramic plain tile 301 am Facing bricks used: Terca Aseri red brushed Clay pavers used: Penter Dresden and Aseri red Floor area: 4,680 m² The Unique Aspect: Narva College is one of the most exciting buildings […]

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A Tale of Land and Illumination: New Build University Restaurant Project

Project Details: Project: New build University Restaurant in Metz, France Architect: KL Architectes Client: Crous Façade: Argeton Barro® sun shade natural red Surface area: 600 m² Unique Aspect: Located in a green belt, the Metz’In, the university restaurant at the Metz Technopôle, appears to rise out of its natural environment. It can accommodate nearly 500 […]

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Design With Natural Distinctness

Project Details: Project: Private project in Bonheiden, Belgium Architect: Kurt Reubens, Bonheiden in collaboration with Joos Tuinarchitectuur, Bonheiden Paved area: approx. 100 m² Clay pavers used: Authentica Retro Nostalgie, unsanded Photographer: Debbie de Brauwer, Deerlijk The Story Behind: Architect Kurt Reubens from Bonheiden has focused on timeless, contemporary architecture for the last ten years. He […]

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The Celestial Monastery: Carmelite Monastery Project, Liverpool

Project Details: Project Name: Carmelite Monastery, Liverpool Architect: Austin-Smith:Lord, Liverpool Client: Carmelite Order, Liverpool Facing bricks used: Con Mosso The Talking Point: The unique architectural design of the Carmelite Monastery in Liverpool has captured the imagination of many architects across Great Britain. Indeed, so much so, that the project was awarded the architect’s choice award […]

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Aspect- An Aspiration and Inspiration in Modern Architecture

A building is remembered for its strength, efficiency, aesthetic appeal and unique architecture. And, a good architecture is dependent on an unending quest to try something new. In this regard facades completely fits the bill. Facade can be described as an envelope of a building. A clay facade even does more. They bring efficiency and […]

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