50 Exterior Brick Siding Material Design Photos And Ideas

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.

Eastern facade
Rear portico framing rear access to house
To provide maxizing privacy and natural light penetration for their clients, Belgium-based DMVA Architects created a frontage composed of “knitted” bricks, which bring light and air into the home.
The bungalow had beautiful bones but some major problems, including a poorly designed addition to the back that had to be removed. In its place, Tribe Studio designed a gray brick box that connects directly to the garden. “The owners love the fact that the extension is compatible with the old part of the house, and is completely different from many renovations of this type, which simply open up the back in a single move,” Tribe says.
All of the glazing along the house’s 95-foot-long western elevation can be opened to the out of doors.
White brick exterior of Goddard and Mandolene’s home post renovation.
In 1962, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architect Arthur Witthoefft won the AIA's highest honor for a home he built in the lush woods of Westchester County. Having fended off a developer's wrecking ball, Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene went above and beyond to make this manse mint again.
The Damianos’ house, located in Denver’s Highland neighborhood, runs completely on solar 

energy.
This sensitively restore old mill keeper’s cottage on the bank of Norfolk’s River Ant has a new addition made from solid laminated wood that is a shadow of the original cottage.
Front Facade
Front facade
Photographer: Casey Dunn
Exterior View
North Elevation
The roughly 5,000-square-foot Lens House renovation, which was finished in 2012 and just won a 2014 RIBA National Award, required six years, major remedial work on the roof and walls, approval from the planning committee, and even a sign-off from a horticulturalist to guarantee the backyard excavation didn't interfere with a walnut tree. "These things aren’t for people who are in a hurry," says architect Alison Brooks. The focus is the ten-sided trapezoidal office addition. "It wraps itself around the house with a completely different set of rules than the Victorian building," she says.
Front Facade
Rear Facade
López insisted on a concrete pathway that winds through the trees, so visitors don’t have to enter through the driveway.
The solid brick facade is is broken up and certainly made more interesting by the incorporation of circular windows.
Photograph by Matthew Millman from West Coast Modern by Zahid Sardar, reprint permission by Gibbs Smith Publisher.
Barnhouse blends in
The majority of windows are on the south facade to optimize solar gain.
The entrance.

Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
The house features one master bedroom upstairs, two guest bedrooms, and two separate guest apartments downstairs that Wynants rents out. “Farming has become a very difficult trade. Prices are historically low and agritourism is something invented to give farmers the possibility to have an extra income,” says Wynants, who grows hops on his land. “The formula has had huge success; in the last years the tourism capacity of this area has multiplied many times.”
“To be able to respect the ‘massiveness’ of the roof, making bigger windows would be wrong, because we would lose the character of the farm,” Wynants explains. “Therefore, I was looking for other ways to collect light. At this spot you had the big barn doors at both sides: This is the economical axis of the farm. This I kept, as my own design office is right under this volume. It keeps the sun out, so I have a splendid view when I’m working—I never need sun shades.”
A Workshop - Toodyay Shack
The three-story structure serves as both a home and architectural studio, with parking for four cars on the ground-level carport, all on a 2,700-square-foot plot of land.
The den, originally and enclosed porch off the back of the house, was one of the biggest energy-sucking culprits. The designers opened it to the rest of the house to improve circulation, added a pentagonal Weather Shiel window, and clad the structure in metal panels matching the roof.
In Arlington, Virginia, a drafty house was made more than twice as efficient with the addition of metal both inside and out. Roof panels topping the brick envelope echo its original geometry.
The modern exterior of the home upset the couple’s neighbor, a real estate agent who felt the design would have a negative impact on property values.
It's traditional among homes in the region to enter through their backdoor, seen here. The door leads directly to the living room.
A COMPACT THREE-STORY BRICK LOFT IN SAN FRANCISCO

Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.

Photo by Cesar Rubio.
Highpoint House - Exterior

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.