See our collection of nine breeze blocks that reinforce a pragmatic aestheticism in modern residential architecture.

The patterned concrete blocks we see in homes today originated from American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who led a movement from decoration to functionality in the early 20th century. These blocks surfaced in warm climates to simultaneously provide ventilation and protect from the harsh sun, favoured by mid-century modernist architecture for creating a softer boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces. We’ve curated nine examples of breeze blocks that all share the utilitarian, geometric qualities that make the block an enduring favourite.

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This Italian clay block is a re-imagining of the traditional 20th Century breeze block by Adam Goodrum. The Austral Masonry Kite Breeze has a halved square design that develops a light play experience that differs depending on the brick’s configuration.

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Simplistic in its appearance but intricate in design, the Earp Bros Artisan Salmon breeze block is made from terracotta hand pressed by Spanish artisans.

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The Earp Bros breeze block Ball White is a crisp white cement block in square form. The circular cut-out in the middle creates a large amount of negative space for light to shine through.

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Designed by Tom Fereday, The Earp Bros Omni White is a modular cement breeze block in a matt cement finish that can be combined to create angled surfaces, depending on orientation.

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The Hindu breeze block from Cubic Products has an intricate pattern that reflects the Hindu sign for luck and fortune, creating a visual effect when it interacts with light.

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