Top 10 brick projects of 2022
Niveditaa Gupta

Top 10 brick projects of 2022

28 Dec 2022  •  News  •  By Hiba Alobaydi

Our roundup continues with the best brick projects of the year, including an immersive showroom, cultural center and a former mid-nineteenth-century public house turned residential complex. 

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

1. The Brick House by Studio Ardete 

Situated in a modest residential area of Panchkula, Haryana, the brick house designed by Studio Ardete faces a wooded park to the south and south-east across the road, with a lawn providing scenic views of the landscape along its two significant frontages.



photo_credit Kyungsub Shin
Kyungsub Shin

2. Ogindan Dandan House by SML

In a quiet residential area of Seochon, Seoul, the Ogindan Dandan House by SML sits at the edge of a mountain ridge and prominently above a busy road, showcasing the home's stature from its east, west, and south elevations. 



photo_credit Donggyu Kim
Donggyu Kim

3. Piknic 2020 Cultural Centre by Indiesalon

Located at the foot of Seoul Namsan Mountain, the Piknic 2020 Cultural Centre, designed by Indiesalon, is a renovation of a Goshiwon (Dormitory) built in the 1990s. The old structure has been transformed into an intricate cultural space that consists of a cinema room, café, restaurant, and design shops.



photo_credit Maxime Vermeulen
Maxime Vermeulen

4. Habitat groupé Bolette by LRARCHITECTES

On a building plot in a small Brabant village, two families are accommodated within two separate houses and one unifying volume. The surrounding rural architecture inspires the house concept by LRARCHITECTES in terms of volume and materiality. A slight fold in the two longitudinal facades offers a subtle distinction between the two houses from the outside.



photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia

5. HOUSE BSP20 by Raul Sanchez Architects 

Raul Sanchez Architects stripped a 19th-century property in a ruinous state, located in Barcelona’s Borne district, down to its facades, dividing walls, and roof. What was left is a 15-meter-high void revealing a composition of all kinds of bricks and stones arranged without apparent order or composition. Inside this void, Raul Sanchez Architects inserted a modern interior.



photo_credit Simon Menges
Simon Menges

6. Blockmakers Arms by Erbar Mattes 

A former mid-nineteenth-century public house in London’s Regents Canal Conservation Area, the now residential Blockmakers Arms contains a five-bedroom duplex on the ground and first floor with an independent apartment on the second floor. This latest renovation was undertaken by Ebar Mattes. 



photo_credit Niveditaa Gupta
Niveditaa Gupta

7. The Brick Bond by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio

Conceptualised and designed for the Jindal Mechno Bricks Group, this immersive showroom places the company’s core product a the heart of its visual storytelling. Designed by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio, the brick-producing company was seeking a thematic and modular brand identity that could be applied to any retail outlet nationally and globally.



photo_credit  Jakub Certowicz
Jakub Certowicz

8. Mława House by James & Mau

In the small town of Mlawa, Poland, this budget-conscious one-storey house by James & Mau was constructed mainly of brick and concrete. 



photo_credit Kees Hummel
Kees Hummel

9. Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind, the Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names commemorates the 102,000 Dutch victims (Jews, Roma, and Sinti) who perished during the Second World War. Located in Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter and close to important Jewish cultural buildings including the Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum, the design was realized in collaboration with local architects Rijnboutt who as executive architect fulfilled the role of coordinating this project. 



photo_credit  Jack Lovel
Jack Lovel

10. Brick House by State of Kin

Located on a small inner-city site in Mount Lawley, Western Australia, this home by State of Kin is constructed with red brick sourced from a demolition site nearby. The reuse and celebration of this locally sourced material form the cornerstone of the design with the colour and finish of the bricks harkening back to their previous lives, along with beige, blue and green paint layers retained in portions.