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Watch a chat on the function of brick in as we speak’s world with Glen-Gery

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Dezeen teamed up with US brick firm Glen-Gery to host a chat exploring the place brick has in as we speak’s city landscapes.

Moderated by Dezeen’s US editor Ben Dreith, the speak was held in Glen-Gery’s Brickworks Design Studio in New York Metropolis.

The Brickworks Design Studio is situated on fifth Avenue in Manhattan

Titled ‘Brick in At present’s Constructed Atmosphere’, the panel featured architects Brittany Macomber from Morris Adjmi Architects, Amanda Morgan from nArchitects and Alyse Talbott from Design Collective.

Glen-Gery talk in New York City
The speak was moderated by Dezeen’s US editor Ben Dreith

In the course of the speak, every architect gave a presentation a couple of latest undertaking that integrated brick and the way the design matches into its modern setting.

45 East 7th in the lower east side
45 East seventh is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects

Macomber highlighted 45 East seventh, a 7-story mixed-use constructing situated on the decrease east aspect, which is comprised of a tripartite brick facade that makes use of a checkerboard sample knowledgeable by historic buildings within the neighbourhood.

“The Decrease East Aspect has a lot brick, I believe it was undeniably going to be brick,” Macomber added.

Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn
The Equal Rights Heritage Heart is situated in Auburn, New York

Morgan spoke about The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Heart, which is located within the historic district of Auburn, New York.

The constructing incorporates delicate angling on two of the most important brick facades as a way to “deliver some texture in and play with gentle and shadow all through the seasons”.

“Using brick actually grounded the constructing in each the historic and the fabric context,” stated Morgan.

Equal Rights Heritage Center facade
The delicate angling the facade was designed to play with gentle and shadow

Talbott mentioned Solaire 8200 Dixon, an condominium complicated in Silver Spring, Maryland, with a facade that comes with 350,000 bricks.

Talbott additional defined that brick is among the most used supplies at Design Collective.

“[Brick] is such a timeless materials, I believe it does have a spot in modern structure,” stated Talbott.

Solaire 8200 Dixon
Solaire 8200 Dixon is designed by Design Collective

Relating to choosing brick as the fabric of selection for architects, Morgan stated that versatility is a key issue.

“You will get any color, any end, you are able to do a thousand buildings in brick and each one in every of them shall be distinctive.”

45 East 7th Street by Morris Adjmi Architects
The panellists defined that brick permits for customized finishes to create distinctive facades

Glen-Gery affords over 600 brick merchandise obtainable in numerous sizes and textures. The corporate has just lately launched the second season of their Design Vault podcast exploring how concepts of the previous assist “encourage and produce new brick designs to life”.

To seek out out extra about Glen-Gery, go to its web site.

The speak happened on 28 September 2023 on the Brickworks Design Studio in New York Metropolis. See Dezeen Occasions Information for an up-to-date record of structure and design occasions going down around the globe.

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This video was produced by Dezeen as a part of a partnership with Glen-Gery. Discover out extra about Dezeen partnership content material right here.

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