Collection by Diana Budds

Material Focus: Brick


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.)

Living Area Bischoff’s team retained the exposed brick on the interior, painting much of it white to help the space...
Wolf also enlarged the 16-by-30-foot space's single window.
Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk...
The facade of a house in Belgium consists of "knitted bricks." “In this part of Belgium, 90 percent of the houses are...
The exposed original brick is one of the few reminders of the apartment’s old bones.
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