What is a brick facade? Mortar joints are not just used for aesthetics, these “bonds” or patterns give the brick wall the strength it needs. Every brick is held by two bricks from beneath which are in turn held by three bricks from below, etc. Every brick depends on another brick for holding and supporting it so that not too much strain is exerted on one only. But how to design an architectural elevation? brick Facades are a completely different story where the bricks just clad buildings with an existing structural integrity, giving them magnificent shapes. Here is our selection of some mesmerizing examples of brick facade, Also check our Bricks board on Pinterest:
Buildings with Brick Facade:
The building’s facade looks like it has been made of a huge pile of bricks. At the bottom floor, there is a shop front that looks like a cave, whereas the brickwork in the upper floors is interrupted at intervals by glazing. This is to let daylight get through to the offices inside. A staircase which directly takes people, directly, from the outside of the building to the offices was also made of brick.
2) Three Parts House (Architects EAT, Melbourne, Australia)
The house has already been built of brick since the 1950s. In 2013, a brick addendum was created in addition to a yard surrounded by glass walls. The bricks used in the new addition are made into a stack bond to distinguish the late from the old house. In the yard, a stack bond of perforated bricks was used.
3) Covered With Bricks (Admun Studio, Tehran, Iran)
The residential building resides in a hectic neighborhood in the capital city of Iran. The mortar arrangement allowed the bricks to take various angles, controlling the daylight coming into the building and respecting the privacy of the residents. It also gave the building a wonderful wavy appearance.
4) Primary school ZP (dmvA Architecten, Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium)
The school walls are clad in a brick of different textures and tints. The various patterns and alignments created a facade that goes in line with the neighborhood while remaining quite attractive for the students.
5) Norrtalje Mortuary (LINK Arkitektur, Norrtalje, Sweden)
The designers of this project wished to give mourning families a nice place. The mortuary has big windows which decrease the gloomy ambiance. The walls are clad in stacked bricks, while the doors and windows are framed in concrete.
The brick arrangement permits proper aeration to the building in addition to shading the venue from the blazing sun. As the project was created for low-income clients, the complex elevation provides a highly aesthetic aspect to the building at an economical price.
7) Pabellón Agrícola Almazara Santurde (Barcena and Zufiaur Arquitectos, Santurde, Spain)
This building, which is a factory for manufacturing olives, was made of a simple brick arrangement of great architectural influence.
The façade has no windows and is entirely made of sleek brick that possesses a texture when closely observed.
8) Community Centre Westvleteren (Atelier Tom Vanhee, Poperinge, Belgium)
The architectural company opted to use different textures and shades of brick for the façade rather than matching the bricks of old and the new buildings. The new extension comes with its character that respects the identity of the old building.