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El Carajo House / Obranegra Arquitectos

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El Retiro, Colombia
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  320
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Argos, El Cedro Rojo, Fiberglass Colombia, Montajes del Acero, Muma

16 Details of Impressive Brickwork

The wide range in which pieces of masonry can be arranged allows for multiple spatial configurations. Born in a furnace, the brick adorns and reinforces, protects and—to various degrees—brings natural light into spaces that need slight, natural illumination. 

Throughout history, traditional brick-laying consisted of predetermined arrangement of parts, and lines of rope to guide the consistency and placement of each individual brick. But there are many other ways to exploit this multi-faceted, timeless material, so we've selected 16 projects that demonstrate the potential of the humble brick. 

Below find 16 construction details from projects that use bricks in ingenious ways. 

Quinta House / RAIZALCUBO Arquitectura

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Arroyo Leyes, Argentina