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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 #38

Throughout the year, we collect and research the best solutions in brick architecture. All editions are downloadable for free here.
Our latest issue #38 features these captivating brick projects:

© Andreas Hafenscher
Green spaces and sun­flower-yellow façades

The residential area "Wildgarten" was designed on a green matrix. Today, there is a lot of green space here, but no fences, and since 2022, eleven sunflower houses in bright yellow have called it home.

© Ulrich Schwarz, Berlin
Low-tech for high energy

The new office building of the Stiftung Unionhilfswerk Berlin became an energy showcase project with a clay block masonry and low-tech concept.

© Wienerberger B.V.
Respecting craftsmanship

The newly inaugurated Shoe and Leather Museum in the city of Waalwijk takes its inspiration from local history and transports this history of craftsmanship into the future. 

© Wienerberger Ceramika Budowlana
Sacred building of superlatives

The roof of St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdansk had to be structurally fortified and re-tiled: almost 100,000 Koramic E28 monastery tiles were used on more than 7000m2 of roof surface.

© Egernsund Wienerberger A/S
Focusing on the paradoxes of the brick

A temporary pavilion in Copenhagen illustrates the sustainable development of brick production using three arches.

© Wienerberger B.V.
Net-zero-energy homes

Cradle-to-cradle and zero on the electricity-meter: From the façade to the roof, these homes strike new sustainability notes that are well worth a look.

© Wienerberger B.V.
Symphony of bricks

Two architectural firms combined their ideas of urban diversity in these apartment blocks and created a façade that is unparalleled. 

© Stefan Müller, Berlin
A new take on history

This new urban quarter unifies the historic building stock and three new buildings using a clear design language. Solid walls, restrained colours and a uniform aesthetic form visual connections.

© Robert Barker, Stolon Studio
Shades of nature

The specially calculated roof pitch allows the maximum amount of sunlight into the courtyards all year round while the uniform roof and façade tiles create a calm overall appearance.

© Collectif Housing - Le Plessis Robison
The “fifth façade”

In the heart of the Cité Jardin district, the town of Plessis-Robinson wanted a European-style housing development: a residential building entirely in the spirit of the historic architecture of the Belle Époque.

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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