Blogging Metropolis: Brick Workshop

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Building Blocks. In the July issue of Metropolis, Tim Mckeough observes the work done at the European Ceramic Workcentre. In Another Brick in the Wall we're exposed to the various innovations in brick-design that fifteen participants spent the last two years developing...

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The designs vary from ornamental building materials to bricks that function as sound dampeners and planters. We were most taken with the design of architect Jan Schabert (above) whose design mimics radiator fins and improves the heat-transmitting characteristics of brick — imagine passive solar heating!

(Photographs by Ruud Peijnenburg, Evan Douglis Studio)

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