Collection by Heather Corcoran

Material Focus: Brick Basics

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From masonry facades to exposed brick interiors, modern tips for a traditional material.

Harlem Renaissance
In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete…
The living spaces are separated from the sleeping quarters by an elevated bridge, hence the home's name.
The bathroom evokes the building’s industrial bones. The pendant light is from Ikea, and the towel racks are repurposed…
A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.
Architect Alex Gil and his wife, Claudia DeSimio, affixed a 750-square-foot addition to the roof of a 19th century…
The façade of the two-story Victorian home remains unchanged, hiding the extent to which its opposite end has been…
With the deliberate exception of its glass wall, the addition blends in seamlessly with the existing Victorian home.…
The travertine floor for the guest bedroom came from a De La Espada showroom in Soho. When moving stores, the owners…
White paint with just a hint of gray dominates the farmhouse, reflecting Kolasiński’s love of bright spaces. The pine…
In the kitchen, an exposed brick wall stands out against the milky smoothness of the marble tile floors. “I wanted the…
Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern
A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.
Goneau highlighted the red brick wall in the living room by leaving it bare and protecting it behind museum-quality…
Centuries-Old Farmhouses Inspired This Timeless Home
When it came to designing a new home for herself and her family, one of the most important ambitions held by architect…
It's traditional among homes in the region to enter through their backdoor, seen here. The door leads directly to the…
A Design Duo Takes Over A Whole Factory
We can only imagine all the fun these designers must be having at home.
New Prospects
A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.
Quirky 1970s House in the English Countryside Showcases an Amazing Modern Furniture Collection
A British design pioneer transforms a 1970s bachelor pad an hour outside London into a stylish furniture laboratory.
Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern…
Inventive Garden Home in India
Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.
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