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VIDEO: In Boston, Reclaiming the Craft of Brick

VIDEO: In Boston, Reclaiming the Craft of Brick

Our friends at Mecanoo have shared a fascinating mini-documentary exploring the complex brickwork on display in their latest project in Boston's Dudley Square, the Dudley Municipal Center (nearing completion).

Called "Boston Bricks with a Dutch Touch," this documentary features interviews with everyone involved in the project - from construction workers to architects - and focuses on the difficulty of using brick in this elaborate manner. Enjoy the video above and check out some fantastic images after the break.

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From the Architect. The project incorporates three existing buildings, the first being the historic Ferdinand Building which dates back to 1895. The historic façade of this large 5 story limestone and terra cotta store will be restored and kept as a landmark, returning life to a building intimately linked to the Dudley community. The facades of the 1888 Curtis building of the Queen Anne style of red brick and the Waterman Building of 1890, built in the Boston Granite style will also be restored. 

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "VIDEO: In Boston, Reclaiming the Craft of Brick" 09 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/494486/video-in-boston-reclaiming-the-craft-of-brick/> ISSN 0719-8884
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