This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings - a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world.
Do you think brick is trivial and a thing of the past? Think twice! It is true up until a century ago brick was predominantly associated with the vernacular architecture of England’s industrial north. With very few notable exceptions like woderful Uruguay-born architect and engineer Eladio Dieste, most architects over the last two centuries do not seem to have discovered any excitement in experimenting with brick. These days however brick has been making its way back into the spotlight of architectural stardom as computer-aided parametric design’s new love.
image: Rafael Oliveira on flickr
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