Articles tagged Brick


In Beijing, Archstudio turns an old residential complex into a contemporary siheyuan

Beijing – Chinese architecture firm Archstudio has repurposed a group of isolated structures in Beijing by joining them with a smarter circulation route.


This multi-brand store in China opted for a windowless display. But why?

Chengdu – For The Republique Store in Chengdu, Archetype covered up the store windows, arousing curiosity through mistery. Does that design decision translate into more sales?


This Chinese suburban house does justice to the natural environment around it

Tangshan, China – Designed by Archstudio, this suburban house in Tangshan uses brick and wood to live up to the natural beauty of the orchards and bodies of water around it.


A German eyewear shop does local-with-a-brand-twist in Barcelona

Barcelona – The new Mykita store in Barcelona shows that a mix of local identity and brand aesthetic can also convey a grounded retail narrative.


The call for Wienerberger Brick Award 2020 submissions goes out

Vienna – Austrian manufacturer Wienerberger, founded in 1819, has put out a call for submissions for innovative brick architectural projects.


In Seoul, this five-storey residential project breaks all the rules

Seoul – A residential project by STPMJ architects reveals an unconventional way of building homes in dense areas of South Korea.


Brick by brick, Aesop has built its new store in Brussels

Brussels – Cosmetics brand Aesop asked Belgian architect Bernard Dubois to design their new Brussels store. His response came in the shape of thousands of briquettes.


He’s 193 centimetres tall. She’s 149. This is a house fit for both.

London – Urban Mesh Design came up with hip-height compromises to adjust this residence to its two vertically disparate main dwellers. 

Photo Nicolás Esteban Campodonico

Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 winners show the diverse character of the material

VIENNA – Few structural materials can match the humble brick in its versatility of expression and functionality. Seven projects have emerged as winners of the biannual award.

Social Housing by Metek. Photo Didier Boy De la Tour, Irina Productions, and Metek

The city of light just got brighter with Metek’s social housing project

PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it. 

Bayford Mews by pH+. Photo Agnese Sanvito

Brick-clad Bayford Mews by pH+ weaves itself into the urban fabric

LONDON – Eccentricity is toned down and replaced by order and ingenuity in the design of Bayford Mews, a three-unit residential building.

Patzcuaro courthouse by Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo. Photo Onnis Luque & Rafael Gamo

A new complex by TALLER Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo brings order in the court

PÁTZCUARO – Tired of the same old drab courtrooms you see in Suits or old re-runs of Law & Order? Fear not, TALLER Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo designed a judicial …

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