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Wed 20.8.

Architonic Newsletter 08.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as:

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

For almost 10,000 years – whenever natural stone has been unavailable – man has resorted to using brick wherever the aim was to create buildings that would be enduring, monumental and symbolic in character.

 

It is therefore appropriate that we should dedicate a newsletter to this ‘material’, especially as contemporary architecture seems to have rediscovered its enthusiasm for brick. Our leading article itself demonstrates that brick – in all its variations in size, colour and surface finish, as well as in the nature of the craftsmanship with which it is worked – has established a firm place for itself in modern architecture, in each case revealing its superiority over a wide range of younger materials.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our August Newsletter:

 

Agenda September-October 2014
Piling Them High: Why Architects Are Rediscovering the Humble Brick
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 32: Parasols
Inspiring Spaces N° 24: Detached houses
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for August 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.