Rairies Montrieux brick slip projects showcase the fusion of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design in modern architecture and construction. Our collaboration exemplifies this ethos, with Rairies Montrieux, renowned for their expertise in terracotta brick slips and special-shaped products.

Working with our manufacturing partners Rairies Montrieux, we have brought to the UK a range of quality brick slip products designed for modern construction methods, igniting creativity and pushing the boundaries of architectural expression.

Our latest blog takes a look at a variety of inspiring Rairies Montrieux brick slip projects completed across Europe recently.

 

1. Sur Mesure Deskopolitan – Montparnasse, Paris

 

Sur Mesure Deskopolitan Montparnasse Brickslips Project  Sur Mesure Deskopolitan Montparnasse Brickslips Project  Sur Mesure Deskopolitan Montparnasse Brickslips Project

These blue black satin coloured tiles create a modern, cosmopolitan aesthetic. The striking design of the facade was created using unique special shaped slips. A totally customised project, the colour and shape of these slips were designed by the Rairies Montrieux research and development department specifically for use on this project.

 

2. Apartments – Zac De La Valle, Paris

 

Apartments - Zac De La Valle, Paris, Brick slip project

Apartments - Zac De La Valle, Paris, Brick slip project

Apartments - Zac De La Valle, Paris, Brick slip project

Located in a beautiful setting to the South of Paris. The unique shape of the building was created with a range of curved, straight and corner slips in a titane finish.

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3.Villa Kameleon – Gent, Belgium

 

Villa Kameleon - Gent, Belgium

Villa Kameleon - Gent, Belgium

Located on the edge of a residential setting and an area of woodland in Belgium. A private client worked with the non-profit organisation Emmaus, to create this home for their granddaughter and eight other residents with mental disabilities.

Designed by FELT Architects. The Villa Kameleon project features Rairies Montrieux glazed green tiles in several different shades.

“The faceted façades alternate between light grey plaster and various shades of green glazed tiles. This simple play of rhythm and materiality breaks down the volume of the building and allows it to establish a different relationship with its surroundings from every side.”

Arch Daily – Villa Kamelion

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4. Head Offices of the Podeliha Real Estate Company – Angers, France

 

Head Offices of the Podeliha Real Estate Company brick slip project  Head Offices of the Podeliha Real Estate Company brick slip project

This project was completed towards the end of 2021. Architects chose to use a combination of straight and curved slips to create a slightly undulating appearance to the facade.

A key driver for this project was creating a low carbon building that would last and not appear to prematurely age.

“In today’s world, we are constantly having to renew the design of buildings, resulting in buildings ageing prematurely. Terracotta brick slips, meanwhile, make buildings more durable. They are timeless, long-lasting and stable. They are one of those materials that never fall out of style.”

  • Architect Jérôme de Crozé

The building has been awarded a low carbon quality mark.

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Products used, brick slips project

 

5. House – Lausanne, Switzerland

 

House, Lausanne, Switzerland brick slip project

House, Lausanne, Switzerland brick slip project

House, Lausanne, Switzerland brick slip project

This house was designed by Architects Biolley-Pollini and M. Auffret-Postel.

The green glazed slips make this home really stand out, clearly defining it from the adjoining properties.

The vertical orientation of the slips works beautifully with the height and longevity of this structure, as well as drawing attention to its grand stature. They give it a sense of being special and unique, with a nod to individuality.

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Products used, brick slips project

 

6. Factory – Trélazé, France

 

Factory Trélazé, France brick slip project

The Trélazé Factory project used a range of colours, the architect was able to create a modern building that maintains a connection with the surrounding area.

“Rairies Montrieux was able to produce a tailor-made finish for smooth and shiny glazed and frost-resistant terracotta facing plates from its Montbleu 6, 7 and 8 range.” 

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Products used, brick slips project

 

7. Maison Du Peuple – France

 

Maison Du Peuple, France brick slip project

Maison Du Peuple, France brick slip project

Maison Du Peuple, France brick slip project

The Maison Du Peuple building has experienced more than one life. In this most recent revival the architects felt it important to retain the character of the building.

“Our first intention was to restore and repair the building to showcase its Art Deco style. Our second, more complex intention was to integrate these two towers. We therefore imagined an envelope in brick, a local material, wrapping around the building to create a pergola and a second skin to the façade.”

Anna Johansen (AJ Architects)

The architects succeeded in showcasing the original style of the building while the inspired use of the shaped curved and straight brick slips draws attention to the many new eye-catching features of this structure.

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Products used, brick slips project

 

Inspiring brick slip projects

In the ever-evolving landscape of architecture, Rairies Montrieux brick slip projects offer an enduring allure of terracotta craftsmanship.

From the sleek, cosmopolitan facades to the revitalisation of historic structures, all of these recent projects showcase the versatility and timeless appeal of these materials, reminding us of the transformative power of tradition in shaping the architectural landscape of tomorrow.

Contact our team if you would like more information or advice on specifying brick slips for your architectural projects.