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Despite their aesthetical, functional and ecological properties, bricks are still often highly underrated as a building material or design element. We want to change that misconception. Our platform architectum offers discerning architects exactly what they need: unusual and creative ideas combined with meaningful solutions.

Project built with St-Ives Terca Brick (plant Péruwelz) in Architectum #31 from New Zealand
© markhamiltonphotography 2020

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On our online platform architectum, we showcase innovative and successful building projects that cover the planning and ideation process, implementation and final result of their projects. 

The international brick projects range from new construction to renovation, single-family homes to infrastructure buildings. They cover the product groups façade, roof, wall and pavers and show the endless possibilities of clay products.

architectum issue #37

Throughout the year, we collect and research the best solutions in brick architecture. All editions are downloadable for free here.
Our latest issue #37 features these captivating brick projects:

© Wienerberger / Arnt Haug Fotografie
Clay brick in three places

Like a custom-tailored suit: This residence in Hasbergen was tailored to the needs of its residents both inside and out. For the façade, walls, and entryway, the Engelshove architecture and engineering office relied on a natural product – bricks.

© Wienerberger d.o.o
Heavenwards, step by step

Bright and organic, with peaceful, private areas: The new urn grove in Zagreb was built as a welcoming place for the contemporary culture of remembrance.

© © Charly Broyez
Interplay of lines of vision

This university building in Nanterre is located in a highly heterogeneous urban area. The matte building envelope, huge window fronts and a scarcely noticeable curvature achieve the impossible.

© Wienerberger B.V.
Rustic, modern and lively again

New centre for Zevenbergen: To breathe new life into the town centre around the historic port, clay paving bricks were used, a construction material that creates an authentic connection between the modern and the rustic.

© Ivo Tavares Studio - Fotografia de arquitectura
A place to stay

Ageing with dignity and a lovely view? This retirement home takes the wishes of an ageing society seriously and proves that a care facility is not a hospital.

© Wienerberger B.V.
Creating space sustainably

Nestled among dense urban development and surrounded by historical buildings, the most recent new development project in Amsterdam is currently being built in Oostenburg.

© Wienerberger nv/sa
A modern interpretation of a rural idyll

A restored farmhouse and gatehouse with a new look: A new building project with a community garden and historical flair was constructed in Belgium using a former farm with a listed historical brick house.

© Wienerberger AS
Play of light in depth

Listed building and a historical cultural landscape: The Norwegian residential building project Veritas Have was a challenge, and today it is classic example of high-end, urban living in amidst greenery.

© Egernsund Wienerberger A/S
Every last joint is sustainable

A completely sustainable neighbourhood is being built in Copenhagen, Denmark. The bricks used in the façades also had to meet this requirement.

© Wienerberger / Jens Kirchner Fotografie
Quality that you can afford

The students in the university city of Bielefeld need high-quality, affordable living space. This residence hall packed maximum living space onto a small lot, while remaining casual and airy thanks to the design of the façade.

© Wienerberger Romania
Subtle elegance

lowing spaces, seamless transitions, free configuration – this is what sets apart this private home in the small town of Otopeni, Romania, which appears from the outside to be half brick and half simple white.

© Norbert Tukaj / Wienerberger / Norbert Tukaj / Wienerberger
Knitted and burst open

Living where others go to get away from it all: This home in Vilnius with a grey clinker brick façade that blends into the natural surroundings is ­situated in a local recreation area.

Get inspired by more reference projects:

© Wienerberger B.V.
Sustainable solutions

We present reference projects with a special focus on sustainability and innovation

Lyökkiniemi family houses, Espoo
© Wienerberger Finland / Arsi Ikäheimonen

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