Unquestionably, bricks are one of the oldest building materials around, but despite being antique it is always looked at with fresh eyes. No wonder, architecture across the globe shares this undying love affair with bricks. Every wondered why Architects love building with bricks?
As one of the oldest and most versatile man-made building materials, brick is truly finding a fresh audience with architects being drawn back to its characterful qualities. Today, contemporary architects time and again are drawn to bricks for many several diverse reasons, using it to create their own diversity of expression in their buildings.
We believe brick is inexhaustible natural, durable and eco-friendly building material which offers permanence, stability, security, style and design integrity. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that they have this infinite potential for pattern, colour, and formation which adds a totally intriguing combination to any building structure.
If you are curious to understand why architects speak in favour of building with bricks, Read On!
Why Are Architects Passionate About Bricks?
Check out the videos below and see for yourself!
Emanuel Christ from Christ & Gantenbein (Switzerland) about how innovative clay building materials are:
Job Floris from Monadnock (Netherlands) about the opportunities for combining different colors, sizes, and bond you get when building with clay building materials:
Tony Fretton from Tony Fretton Architects (UK) about the significance of brick as a building material and its tradition:
Helena Glantz from U.D. Urban Design AB (Sweden) about the tradition and modernity of clay building materials:
Ambroise Béra from SWAN Architectes (France) about the commonalities between bricks and lego:
Russell Jones from Russell Jones (UK) about the weathering characteristics of brick:
Love bricks? So do we…
Just as much we love a beautiful brick house or old-fashioned brick roads, seeing this millennia-old building material get adapted and applied innovatively through modern architects and technology is nothing short of amazing, isn’t it?
Originally Published On Architectum
Curated by editor at Wienerberger India