Reasons why brick remains the best construction material

From traditional to contemporary, smooth to rustic, find a range of brick details and ideas for your project.




The architecture can help to create the visit more enjoyable and simple to get around. Because of its rich history, some intriguing architecture was preserved. Much conventional architecture is no longer essential. New architecture is all about fulfilling many diverse technological and societal needs.

On the future of architecture in the subsequent 510 years a growing number of things are taken out of the architect’s sphere of responsibility. The architect incorporated various unique techniques and technique to make diversity from identical materials.

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”

Mies van der Rohe’s words succinctly allude to the raw, fundamental qualities of masonry that have made it one of architecture’s most loved building materials. From Louis Khan to Frank Lloyd Wright, some of the greatest architects of the past century have captured the collective imagination of the world with their remarkable brick façades, creating some truly iconic buildings with the most humble of mediums.


Despite its ancient origins, the varied texture, color and shape of brick causes architects to continuously explore new and unexpected applications that harness this versatile material for the evolving needs of clients.

Many of the brick façades featured teach us how the material can be utilized to create a building envelope full of color, texture and formal delight.


That's why we've selected some of our favourite inspirational brick details.


10 Advantages of bricks:


1. ECONOMICAL BASE MATERIAL POLICY

Clay and loam are natural and seemingly inexhaustible base materials. Excavation is limited and excavated sites reconstructed for agriculture or recreation. Starting materials are used that are released during infrastructure work and building projects in order to keep down the exploitation rate of the pits.


2. DURABLE AND PRECIOUS

Their lifespan and limited environmental impact make bricks unbeatable if you want to build a durable building. Bricks make it possible to create beautiful buildings with limited spending and a long lifespan. Brick offers lasting value. It does not rot, dent, or need to be painted. Unlike other materials, bricks actually look better with age.


3. GOOD RECYCLING POSSIBILITIES

Brick walls can be dismantled. Bricks are reusable after removing mortal residues, for example, for restoration or for the construction of new houses and projects. Also brick rubble from demolition sites can be recycled and reused.


4. FLEXIBILITY OF BRICK BUILDINGS

Buildings made from bricks are extremely flexible. They can be adjusted during the entire building process and during the entire lifespan of the building.


5. THE USE OF NATURAL BASE MATERIALS

Bricks are the result of a combination of purely natural elements: clay, sand, water, air, and fire. No toxic substances are added to bricks. In addition, bricks are inert material: it does not or hardly react to other substances and also does not release toxic substances or allergens. Therefore, there is absolutely no risk of soil pollution.


6. CLAY EXTRACTION CREATES NEW POSSIBILITIES

The excavation of clay is temporary by nature. The exploitation covers a limited surface that never grows in time, but merely moves. After extraction the site is reconstructed. This often leads to added value for the biodiversity, among other things, as a result of constructing nature reserves.


7. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

The production process of bricks is continuously being optimized to respect the environment.


8. LONG LIFESPAN WITHOUT MAINTENANCE

The average lifespan of a building made from bricks is estimated at more than 100 years. The impact of the building on the environment is also much smaller because it does not need maintenance.


9. SHORT TRANSPORT DISTANCES

Brick kilns are often located near the quarry. This way the clay does not need to be transported across long distances. Some brick kilns sometimes add clay from other quarries in order to expand their product assortment. But even then, transport remains rather limited.


10. COMFORTABLE AND STURDY

The superior thermal mass qualities of brick have been known for centuries. Bricks keep out the weather and the wind due to their good heat absorption. What’s the secret? In winter, bricks store the heat on sunny days and then slowly release it. During the summer they buffer the heat and the brick building stays cool on the hottest days. In addition, bricks are non-flammable and solid as well as absorb noise which is an acoustic advantage over other materials.



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