Bennetts Associates completes new HQ for the Royal College of Pathologists

Angled windows in deep reveals zig-zag across the elevation of Bennetts Associates‘ new brick and concrete home for the Royal College of Pathologists in Aldgate, London. The new build, which occupies the site of a demolished 1980s building, marks the final step in the college’s move from Grade I-listed buildings in St James’ in central London […]

Schemata Architects stacks up red bricks inside South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee cafe

The materiality of Seoul’s architecture informed the interiors of this Blue Bottle Coffee cafe, which Schemata Architects has completed with steel surfaces and red-brick fixtures. The sparsely-decorated cafe is situated in Seoul’s artsy Seongsu neighbourhood, surrounded by craft coffee bars and organic eateries that occupy disused warehouses. This is the first Blue Bottle Coffee cafe […]

Aesop store in south Seoul is a cosy red-brick retreat

Mlkk Studio used reclaimed red bricks to fashion the snug interiors of this Aesop store, which lies behind the intimidating dark-grey facade of a building in Seoul. The two-floor Aesop store – which is longlisted in the 2019 Dezeen Awards –is situated south of central Seoul inside a mixed-used development named Sounds Hannam, which is […]

Thayer Brick House is hidden behind a brick screen

American firms Brooks + Scarpa and Studio Dwell have created a suburban Chicago home with an inner courtyard  screened from the road by “vertical twisting columns” of brick. The Thayer Brick House sits on a leafy street in Evanston, a college town just north of Chicago. Designed for an investment banker, the dwelling occupies a […]

WE-S Architecten adds diagonal brick extension to Belgian bungalow

A long, thin extension clad in bricks by WE-S Architecten cuts diagonally through the plan of this bungalow in Pittem, Belgium. Ghent-based studio WE-S Architecten disguised the addition, which extends out of both sides of the existing building, by cladding the whole of the facade in red brick. Cut-out reveals of the garage space and […]

Urban Denver building by Tres Birds houses a Japanese restaurant and aeroponic greenhouse

US firm Tres Birds Workshop has topped a Japanese restaurant in Denver, Colorado with a greenhouse featuring soil-free growing towers. The building is located within a block-long, mixed-use development called S*Park, short for Sustainability Park. Local studio Tres Birds Workshop designed the entire development – which encompasses housing, commercial space and urban farming – near […]

Soaring brick archways define Sydney’s Rail Operations Centre

Architecture practice Smart Design Studio and Jacobs have used red brick arches on a “heroic scale” to create the Rail Operations Centre in Sydney, Australia. Nicknamed Red Roc, Smart Design Studio and Jacobs referenced historic train stations for the centre, where all the systems for running and monitoring Sydney’s rail network are housed under one roof. “By […]

TRIAS Architects raises timber Three Piece House on a red brick base

A trio of timber-clad bungalows by TRIAS Architects form Three Piece House in Stockton, Australia, which is raised on a reclaimed brick base to protect it from the sea. Sydney-based TRIAS Architects designed Three Piece House for a family in New South Wales as a simple, single-storey dwelling close to the coast, where there are […]

Tehran apartment block by Fundamental Approach Architects features perforated brick screens

Fundamental Approach Architects has transformed the facade of an eight-storey housing block in Tehran using angular screens of perforated brick. Iranian practice Fundamental Approach Architects, led by Moshen Kazemianfard, reconfigured the interiors of Saadat Abad Residential Building and designed a facade intended to relate better to its urban context. With two storeys sitting below ground […]

Nimtim Architects adds “unpretentious” brick and timber extension to London house

Nimtim Architects has completed an extension called Hive House in south London, featuring red brick walls that complement an exposed geometric timber structure inside. The locally based studio reconfigured the existing ground floor of the Edwardian terraced house, improving the connection between the interior and a long, narrow rear garden. Hive House’s original floor plan […]

Con Form Architects completes London house extension with steel frame at its centre

Steel beams crisscross through the centre of Repoussoir, a house extension that Con Form Architects has completed in London. The London studio was tasked with bringing more light into the Victorian family house. To do this, the architects renovated and extended the ground floor, creating a large open-plan space opening out to the garden. The project sees some […]

Ralf Pasel and students use handmade bricks for boarding house at Bolivia school

Red handmade bricks and corrugated metal form this dormitory at a school in an Andean village in Bolivia, which was designed and built by Berlin architecture students and German architect Ralf Pasel. The Bella Vista Boarding School is located in a village near the town of Cochabamba, which sits in a valley ringed by the […]

Martin Lejarraga wraps mountain refuge in red bricks and tiles

Architect Martin Lejarraga has updated a shelter used by hikers, hunters and mountaineers in Murcia, Spain, adding a layer of red-brick cladding that contrasts with the surrounding greenery. The project involved the complete refurbishment of a small refuge known as “La Casa del Ángel” in the Sierra de Jumilla mountains. Lejarraga wanted to maintain the […]

Scullion Architects builds Blackrock House in meadow on the Irish seaside

Scullion Architects has built an L-shaped brick house with sloping roofs on the outskirts of a seaside village near Dundalk, Ireland. Embedded in a meadow, Blackrock House is home to a retired couple who wanted a low-energy home with plenty of natural sunlight through the day. Scullion Architects designed the house as a series of volumetric forms that refer to […]

The D*Haus Company to replace derelict petrol station with decorative brick terrace

The D*Haus Company has revealed visuals of The Arches, a row terraced houses in London that will be characterised by rounded windows and red brick walls. When built, The Arches will replace an abandoned petrol station in the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area, and comprise six three-storey sunken houses. The D*Haus Company‘s design is informed by both the […]

Glass and slender grey bricks clad EYRC’s Waverley house in Silicon Valley

Boxy forms wrapped in Danish brick and large stretches of glass form this California residence, which was designed by US firm EYRC to capture light and connect to the outdoors. The Waverley house sits on a half-acre site in a leafy, century-old neighbourhood in Palo Alto, just a few blocks from the home of late Apple […]

Glass and slender grey bricks clad EYRC’s Waverley house in Silicon Valley

Boxy forms wrapped in Danish brick and large stretches of glass form this California residence, which was designed by US firm EYRC to capture light and connect to the outdoors. The Waverley house sits on a half-acre site in a leafy, century-old neighbourhood in Palo Alto, just a few blocks from the home of late Apple […]

Tropical Space builds brick coffee shop with a house perched above

Taking its cues from a cuckoo clock, Cuckoo House is a cafe combined with a four-person house in Da Nang, Vietnam, designed by architecture studio Tropical Space. Built entirely from local clay bricks, the coffee shop forms a single-storey base, while the two-storey home sits on top and cantilevers out over the green space below. Cuckoo House’s ground floor […]

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