Brazilian Interiors: 19 Architecture Projects Featuring Exposed Bricks

Brazilian Interiors: 19 Architecture Projects Featuring Exposed Bricks

Keeping the materials in their natural and raw form in the projects seems to be more and more popular in contemporary architecture. The modern style legacy of keeping the construction elements visible not only establishes a frank relationship between the user and the built environment but also allows for a more diverse material palette and can be a very important tool when designing interiors. Brick is perhaps the most popular material in this context. Nowadays, people use the term exposed brick "finishing", which gives the concept of exposed materials a whole new meaning, namely ornamental, sometimes even replicated as wallpaper or merely decorative tiles.

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In 2019, the most recent edition of the Continuous PNAD (National Household Sample Survey) coordinated by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), pointed out that masonry is an extremely widespread construction technique in Brazil, found in 88.2% of residential buildings across the country. Although the results mainly refer to the use of clay brick as non-structural walls combined with concrete structures, this scenario offers an almost unrestricted opportunity to explore the material's aesthetic properties. Therefore, we have selected a few Brazilian projects that explore this feature and highlight clay bricks in their interiors and home environments.

Malva House / Bloco Arquitetos

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Malva House / Bloco Arquitetos. Image: © Joana França

Red House / Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados

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Red House / Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados. Image: © Pedro Vannucchi

BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos

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BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos. Image: © Haruo Mikami

Loft São Paulo / treszerosete

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Loft São Paulo / treszerosete. Image: © Ana Mello

Vila Rica House / BLOCO Arquitetos

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Vila Rica House / BLOCO Arquitetos. Image: © Haruo Mikami

Casa Nica Renovation / messina | rivas

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Casa Nica Renovation / messina | rivas. Image: © Federico Cairoli

Portico House / BLOCO Arquitetos

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Portico House / BLOCO Arquitetos. Image: © Haruo Mikami

Pinheiros Residence / LCAC Arquitetura

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Pinheiros Residence / LCAC Arquitetura. Image: © Rómulo Fialdini

House in Cunha / Arquipélago Arquitetos

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House in Cunha / Arquipélago Arquitetos. Image: © Federico Cairoli

Angatuba House / messina | rivas

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Angatuba House / messina | rivas. Image: © André Scarpa

Cotia Library Garden / IPEA

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Cotia Library Garden / IPEA. Image: © Dalton Bertini Ruas

KS Residence / Arquitetos Associados

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KS Residence / Arquitetos Associados. Image: © Joana França

Nivaldo Borges Residence / João Filgueiras Lima

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Nivaldo Borges Residence / João Filgueiras Lima. Image: © Joana França

Blue House / Estúdio Lava

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Blue House / Estúdio Lava. Image: © Lauro Rocha

Joazeiro House / Cupertino Arquitetura

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Joazeiro House / Cupertino Arquitetura. Image: © Maíra Acayaba

AM House / comoVER Arquitetura Urbanismo

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AM House / comoVER Arquitetura Urbanismo. Image: © Manuel Sá

Conde D'eu House / Estúdio Penha

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Conde D'eu House / Estúdio Penha. Image: © Maira Acayaba

Beach House in Prumirim / Bruno Rossi Arquitetos

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Beach House in Prumirim / Bruno Rossi Arquitetos. Image: © André Scarpa

Antônio Bicudo Apartment / Vão

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Antônio Bicudo Apartment / Vão. Image: © Rafaela Netto

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Cite: Daudén, Julia . "Brazilian Interiors: 19 Architecture Projects Featuring Exposed Bricks" [Interiores brasileiros: 19 projetos de arquitetura com tijolo aparente] 29 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Duduch, Tarsila) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/945856/brazilian-interiors-19-architecture-projects-featuring-exposed-bricks> ISSN 0719-8884

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