Material Focus: Brick
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The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up in modern homes, like in the handful we've gathered in the following slideshow. (If you need further convincing, Louis Kahn loved brick, too.)
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- Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian.
- While we can all heed that age-old axiom, "Never judge a book by its cover," we're swooning over the façades of these homes.
- These eight homes turn clutter into decoration through the careful arrangement of eclectic belongings.
- Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly.
- A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
- In this spotlight on materials in the modern home: marble. We examine four residences that make use of the natural stone.
From imaginative takes on brick to the ultimate steel cladding, enjoy this tour of creative modern home facades.
- A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous kitchen and hangout space, all while avoiding superfluous detail.