Brick in the wall? Why not! Whether you use them for the structure of the house or for aesthetic reasons, the reddish walls are a hot spot in contemporary architecture. Again, they impose strength and stability, while also creating catchy visual effects for the exterior facades. As for the locus, you can explore various spots of your building and courtyard. From
Brick in the Wall
The building above used brick as a statement. It covers the construction completely from top to bottom, and it imposes strength and stability. As you can easily notice, brick walls have the power of creating various moods. They are old as the hills. They are flexible and do not require expensive maintenance. For this reason, the potential of this material has been explored by architects worldwide. Thus, you find it exposed in museums, artistic pavilions, art galleries and residential blocks. For me, it transmits a strong relationship with the nature. A block of clay harden by drying in the sun…its process of fabrication speaks by itself.
Brick Wall Decor
Brick Wall Decor
There are infinite examples of bricking patterns. It might become difficult to decide which one is perfect for your building, so please have a look on the selection below:
- Flemish Bond is amongst the oldest in Europe. This texture arranges in layers consisting of headers and stretchers in each level. The pattern substitutes in each layer with the header brick being centered between the stretcher above and below. It is large spread and looks great on patios and walkaways.
- Basket wave interprets the waving of a basket. In case you want to explore its origins, browse some architecture albums depicting ancient Europe. The bricks ‘stay’ horizontally and vertically facing each other to create the impression of them weaving in and out of each other.
- Running bond usually appears in residential areas. Moreover, most of the specialists consider this model is friendly with the environment because it requires minimal cutting and does not leave waste behind. It looks marvellous in outdoor patios and it offers a lot of strength.
- Stack bond is a very simple paving pattern. Side by side, the bricks create a strong visual line in the ground plain. It is usually used for walkaways because it has a strong connection and supports more heavy traffic by comparison to other patterns.
What are the uses of bricks?
The first class bricks ‘make them useful’ in facades creating catchy visual effects. As you can easily notice, the look amazing in residential buildings, urban patios or at the country side. Besides, we usually use the second class bricks for permanent structures. For example, buildings, roads, bridge pillars. In addition, the third class bricks appear only in temporary structures and you should avoid them in areas where it rains very often. Explore our collection and decide which pattern might be useful for your home.
V. C. Morris Shop With A Brick Facade
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948, V. C. Morris Shop is located in central San Francisco. The architect used the store as a physical prototype or proof of concept for the circular ramp. Its impressive facade attracts visitors from all over the world. The interior is elegant and inviting. On the other hand, the brickwork represents a rare intrusion in the architectural landscape of the city and draws attention quickly. Hidden behind a circular volume of a stone wall, the gift shop is famous in San Francisco. Furthermore, the updated version of a Roman arch welcomes the guests with elegance. As the architect explained, this entrance is more appealing than the usual merchandise facades ‘on the street’. As a rule, you attract the potential buyer to come in instead of offering everything at the window.
How to use brick walls smartly