Articles on Brick

Cubic Houses by ADEPT. Photos Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
 

Cubic houses by ADEPT shift and slide into place

COPENHAGEN – ADEPT create a dynamic residential block that’ll make you look twice and think that it could maybe move on its own.

Kew House by McLaren Excell. Photos Simone Bossi
 

A straight-edged extension by McLaren Excell simplifies complexity

LONDON – Often, a more viable option for gaining additional living space in the English capital is to increase the footprint of the home that you already have.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital by Sheppard Robson. Photos Tristan McLaren
 

Sheppard Robson's domestic-scale hospital puts children at ease

JOHANNESBURG – The official opening of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital is the realisation of a dream to improve the facilities available to treat seriously ill children.

Mark A-to-Z: B is for Brick
 

Mark A-to-Z: B is for Brick

For centuries, the humble brick has proven its worth as a structurally reliable building material.

Makris House by Kavellaris Urban Design. Photos Billy Kavellaris
 

KUD designs a contemporary house as a 'conversation of dualities'

MELBOURNE – Victoria is geographically the smallest state in Australia; it is also the most densely populated and this is creating a shift in its architectural language.

Brakel Police Station by ORGPERMOD. Photos Filip Dujardin
 

ORG's giant-scaled structure plays with aesthetic deception

BRAKEL – The new police station in a largely-agricultural community in Belgium isn't quite what it seems.

Matryoshka House by Shift. Photos Noortje Knulst
 

Shift's Matryoshka House questions the relationship between living spaces

Rotterdam – A run-down townhouse has been fixed up into two high-end apartments, stripped down to its bare bones with smaller elements suspended in the tall voids.

Lot D by Petitdidier Prioux. Photos Sergio Grazia
 

Petitdidier Prioux manufactures green space within a brick development

Paris – The 109 apartments of Lot D complete the residential complex on the grounds of the former Boucicaut Hospital.

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Out Now: Mark #69
Saint Caralampio’s Shed by Arturo Franco. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Arturo Franco describes his latest project as 'a catalogue of solutions'

Cáceres – Arturo Franco is perhaps most famously known in the industry for realising multiple interventions in the Matadero warehouse complex (former slaughterhouse) in Madrid.

Ackerstrassa 29 by NPS Tchoban Voss. Photos Werner Huthmacher
 

NPS Tchoban Voss thinks outside the box with scattered concrete frames

BERLIN – In Berlin's borough of Mitte, Ackerstrasse 29 stands out from the crowd as a residential building with a rather uncommon external appearance.

Tara Theatre by Aedas. Photos Philip Vile
 

Aedas Arts Team attaches a symbolic intervention to a small theatre

LONDON – A small end-terrace theatre in the south-west of London has been updated with an extension that includes a 100-seater auditorium.

Smooth curves create functional spaces with surfaces that appear to sweep from one volume to the next.
 

Sweeping curves of bespoke stone connect a Danish villa with the sea

AARHUS – A private client gave Copenhagen-based studio ADEPT a rare opportunity to build a villa close to the edge of the sea in Denmark.