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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Gewad apartment block by Atelier Vens Vanbelle features brick walls and a mirrored atrium

Mirrored walls and projecting staircases create optical illusions inside the brick-lined atrium of this apartment complex in Ghent, Belgium, by local office Atelier Vens Vanbelle.


Sunday 30 March, 2014

Chris Dysons curved brick extension completes a Georgian terrace in London

Chris Dyson Architects has added a soot-washed brick extension with a curved wall to a Georgian terraced house and former nunnery in east Londoní‚ (+ slideshow).


Thursday 06 March, 2014

Brick colonnade screens renovated hunting lodge by DMOA Architecten

DMOA Architecten has transformed a former hunting lodge in Belgium into a family home, retaining the eight piers of its originalí‚ brick facade as a garden feature (+ movie).


Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Montreal house by naturehumaine features a brick front and a monochrome back

This house in Montreal by Canadian studio naturehumaine has a facade of dark brickwork, while its rear elevation is clad with steel panels that are divided into separate black and white sections (+ slideshow).


Sunday 19 January, 2014

M03 house renovation by BAST contrasts an old brick base with a new metal extension

Toulouse architects BAST have renovated a derelict house in the French city by adding a corrugated steel extension that contrasts with the existing masonry (+ slideshow).


Sunday 22 December, 2013

Black brick house in the woods by Takero Shimazaki and Charlie Luxton

Architects Takero Shimazaki and Charlie Luxton have renovated a 1960s house outside London to create a modern home that features black-painted brickwork, large windows and a new angular roof (photographs by Edmund Sumner + slideshow).


Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Education centre in Rwanda built from brick and wicker by Dominikus Stark Architekten

Red brick buildings wrap around an elevated piazza at this education centre in Rwanda by German office Dominikus Stark Architekten (+ slideshow).


Tuesday 24 September, 2013

5 Modern Living Room + Fireplace Ideas

Are you lucky enough to have a living room with a fireplace? Do you have a mantle to decorate for every season? Or a man-made focal point for the great room? It’s easy to make fireplaces look traditional and slightly dull, but it’s also easy to create a slick,contemporary space to match the rest of [...]


Monday 23 September, 2013

5 Modern Living Room + Fireplace Ideas

Are you lucky enough to have a living room with a fireplace? Do you have a mantle to decorate for every season? Or a man-made focal point for the great room? It’s easy to make fireplaces look traditional and slightly dull, but it’s also easy to create a slick,contemporary space to match the rest of [...]


Thursday 22 August, 2013

Lovely Apartment in Poland Showcasing an Industrial Design Scheme

This 150 sqm apartment is conveniently located in the Pole Mokotoskie Park neighborhood in Warsaw. The owners wanted the design to reflect their independent way of thinking. They shared some photos of American lofts and remodeled European tenement house apartments with the project developers. Since this was not their first crib, they also wanted some [...]