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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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