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Brick House / AZL architects

  • 01:00 - 13 May, 2011
Brick House / AZL architects
Brick House / AZL architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gaochun, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Architects

    AZL architects
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Shen Kaikang, Zhang Ang
  • Collaborator

    Gaochun Architectural Design Office
  • Area

    580.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. Based on local courtyard houses, the design evolved from the interaction of two brick houses with the surrounding landscape. Terracotta bricks were made from local clay with local knowledge, composing the structure and façades. Skilled village construction workers very familiar with the medium were able to facilitate the marriage of traditional savoir-faire with new and progressive design.

first floor plan 01
first floor plan 01

Three different textures of brick skin make up the façade. An interlocking pattern leaves perforations between bricks, and protruding bricks cast shadows along the wall. Windows punctuate the texture, and the brickwork along the edges of these portals further develops abstract geometric relations while remaining loyal to the structural logic.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Relying entirely upon local materials and workers, the project was able to be built for the unusually low budget of 80 euros per square meter. The client is a famous poet in China, and invested much time into the process and worked in cooperation with the architect.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
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sam · September 15, 2011

This project along with their other 'Three Courtyard Community Centre' has one of the best, unique, modular brick pattern designs i've seen! For the ones that are sort of perforated (or rather checkered) it appears that some of the membrane is exposed to the environment is that alright? please answer!

David Wint · May 18, 2011

You&#39ve got to love brick, and you&#39ve got to love buildings that are beautiful and brick! http://twurl.nl/erwt5s

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ethan · May 13, 2011

OK. Can someone please tell photographers/architects, whatever, that I want to see the house, I don't care for people in the photos, it seems like is a new trend, to show how nice and liveable the space is. It's annoying and it ruins the photos... no people, please. If I want to look at people I will look at People magazine.

RXXX · May 16, 2011 04:38 PM

The person in the photo is not intened to create a nice and liveable atmosphere, it is to make it possible for us to make an estimation of all the scales of the architecture, height, windows, bricks etc.

jonchas · May 14, 2011 12:12 AM

I have to disagree with you.

Architecture without people is nothing.

huibiao wu · May 13, 2011

the link of AZL architects is wrong!

huibiao wu · May 13, 2011 08:44 PM

correct now

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