Brick Pattern House
The “Brick Pattern House “designed by Alireza Mashhadimirza. The building is located in one of the poorest districts of Tehran in the Jeyhoon area and was designed with a strong social influence in mind.
Brick was used as the main construction material to cover the whole façade and to mitigate the glaring sunlight of Tehran. Complicated brickwork pattern details for the tridimensional brick wall needed to be communicated in a very simple way which was inventively addressed by the architect. The bricks were drilled and fixed into the frame using simple instructions like putting together pieces of an easy puzzle, each coded to identify the location and orientation. Simple!
This residential complex’s brickwork patterns were designed to stand out without disrupting its environment. A five-storey building with 10 apartments, Woof Shadow’s most notable feature is its brick façade that displays a geometric pattern. Bricks, an inexpensive material, formed the main element of the façade. Due to the complexity of the design, bricklayers were taught by simulated models.
The bricks were laid by steel threads. This project is distinguished from similar projects by using dry brick laying and in some cases, the bricks are sewed to the main structure through gaps.
Urban Villa Amsterdam
This use of stack bonded brickwork patterns; soldier course and random projecting stretchers is a great example of how a simple change in bond pattern can have a dramatic effect. Bricks with hidden mortar and a choice of grey add to the villa’s modern feel.
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics
The geometric brickwork patterns design of this building is dramatic which is enhanced by its brick façade, with each brick offset from the next in an openwork pattern, creating dappled daylight inside and glowing like a lattice lantern at night. The Flemish bond brick pattern allows hit and miss brickwork and recessed brickwork to flow seamlessly with the rest of the façade.
JOHO Architecture House
Concrete bricks aren’t really my thing, but this is a great example of how the world’s most used material can be adapted to make brickwork patterns that make a statement and not solely for functionality and durability. Cut bricks provide a spikey finish at a high level with projecting headers at a low level providing continuous texture over the whole façade.
MU M Office Building South Korea
From the distinct logo of a big black-eyed owl on a yellow background, the South Korean studio Wise Architecture settled on the form of a tree stump looking naturally settled on the ground. The twisted shape of these repetitive brickwork patterns gives a sense of rhythm and flow to the complex. Lovely use of brick.