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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Integration Of Artistry And Workmanship: Swiss Cottage Project

Project Details: Project Name: Swiss Cottage, North Yorkshire Client: Castle Howard Estate Roofer: Dodds Roofing Services Ltd Clay roof tile used: Humber Clay Plain Tile in natural red and antique slate, handmade arrowhead feature tiles in antique slate, handmade 90° slotted ridge tiles with Fleur-De-Lys and ball inserts in antique slate.   The History Behind […]

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Marriott-SAMHI Hotels JV Launches First Integrated Project in Bengaluru- ‘Courtyard by Marriott’ & ‘Fairfield by Marriott’

Jan 28, 2016, Bengaluru Marriott International & SAMHI JV launches the first ever integrated property – ‘Courtyard by Marriott’ and ‘Fairfield by Marriott’ in Bengaluru, wherein Marriott holds 33% stake and SAMHI owns 67% stake. This property is strategically located in Bengaluru’s IT hub of Outer Ring Road. Both are full service hotels and are […]

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Craftsmanship On The Roof: The “Gasthaus Zum Riesen” Project

Project Details: Client: Cilly und Werner Jöst, Miltenberg Architect: Staib und Wiener, Würzburg Roofer: Andreas Hofmann, Eibelstadt Clay roof tiles used: Beaver tiles from the beaver gallery, size 18 x 38 cm, 16 mm, thick, special order   The Story Behind: The “Gasthaus Zum Riesen” in Miltenberg am Main is one of the oldest inns […]

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Designing a Retirement Home Requires Moral Responsibility and Foresight

Project Snapshot Architects: Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus, Lisbon  Project: Old Age Home Location: Alcacer do Sal, Portugal Completion Date: 2010 Useable floor area: 3,640 m2 Brick type: Clay block   Architecture & Design Designing a retirement home that is both functional and cosy requires moral responsibility and foresight. In this respect, the project by the brothers Francisco and Manuel Aires […]

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Conversion of a ruin…Excerpts from Wienerberger’s Brick Book

By: HenrietaMoravcikova Featured Architect: PavolPanak, Bratislava Project: Conversion of a ruin Location: Cachtice, Slovakia Completion Date: 2009 Building’s purpose: Studio, weekend home Brick type: Facing brick During the 1990s, Slovakia experienced a radical shift from the stagnation of Communist Totalitarianism to the economic boom of an emerging market economy. In architecture,this social transformation was reflected in a loosening of all formal […]

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World’s First LEED v4 Certified Project

Haworth’s showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first LEED v4 certified project, under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) new LEED version 4 beta program. Parkview Green is located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. LEED v4 is the latest, and the most stringent of environment-focussed certification standards […]

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