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Project • By Jackson Clements Burrows ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Laneway Terrace

Evolving a prior JCB residential project, Laneway Terrace is the result of the client acquiring a neighbouring property to expand their large family home. Derek Swalwell The existing dwelling on site was a dilapidated, brick terrace with a significant heritage listing. The client was committed to reinvigorating its history while creating a mix of indoor/outdoor entertaining and room for guests. Derek Swalwell The carefully restored heritage building and single storey addition now extend back along the adjacent laneway. A large operable wall opens to the laneway, activating and celebrating the previously vacant public space. Derek Swalwell Derek Swalwell Removal of the boundary fence between the dwellings creates a lar... More

Project • By Jackson Clements Burrows ArchitectsApartments


Inspired by its Hawthorn setting, Compose is a warm interpretation of aesthetic, patterns and materiality and crafts a new typology for townhouse living.The facade makes a considered addition to Glenferrie Rd, establishing a strong sense of place. Grounded by a robust, red-brick base, the facade materiality is designed to stand the test of time just like its heritage neighbours. Caption This is complemented by industrial charcoal steel accents, creating a careful balance between contemporary and classic materials.The sophisticated interiors are underpinned by convenience. Timeless finishes enhance the expansive light-filled living areas, where a connection to the outdoors is ever-present. Caption Flooded with natural light, the... More

Project • By Chain + SimanRestaurants

La Acuarima

La Acuarima is a restaurant immersed in a lake located in Rancho Avándaro, Valle de Bravo. The project is elevated by a concrete platform that hovers over the body of water. Its circular design allows for an almost 360 degree view that encourages a permanent relationship between diners and the landscape. Onnis Luque The main access is composed of a rectangular brick prism that creates a stark contrast with the circular shapes of the concrete platform and the wood cover. There’s also a secondary access that is diametrically opposite to the main one. Both access’s dispositions create a circulation axis. Onnis Luque The architectural program consists of a main saloon with a bar at its center, a perimetral terrace... More

Project • By ARCHITETTURA ed INTORNIApartments

RB House

RB House is a proposal for an extension of an existing house. For a young couple who, instead of buying a new home, would like to take advantage of the large family house, expanding the ground floor and making it totally independent from the remaining floors. ARCHITETTURA ed INTORNI Since the existing house has no particular character, the idea of ​​designing a basement that creates a strong contrast with the building above is immediately clear, thus becoming a new demarcation of what is the new mark of the house, with its rules and his new lifestyles. ARCHITETTURA ed INTORNI The predominant color will be red. The brick, laid with the joints also colored with red mortar, and the external floor in red microcement. ARCHITETTURA... More

Project • By archoffice | architecture & construction officePrivate Houses

Sangdeh Villa

The architecture of Sangdeh Villa is based on the architecture of two Iranian Iwans (vaulted spaces, walled with three walls), except that due to the mountainous location of the villa and the extroverted architecture of the vernacular houses, the Iwans are located next to each other. These Iwans are two frames so that residents can view nature’s picturesque images from different angles. To make a distinction between adjacent Iwans, and to orient spaces to the surrounding landscapes, the western Iwan has a 45-degree angle to the main Iwan. the space behind the main Iwan includes the Family room and the space behind the smaller Iwan, includes bedrooms as a memory of Birouni (Semi-public part) and Andarouni (Private part) in Iranian arc... More

Product • By General ShaleMoncure, NC Commercial Brick

Moncure, NC Commercial Brick

General Shale's Moncure, North Carolina brick products feature unique texture and character. More

Project • By General ShaleBanks

Stockman Bank

This stunning building by Cushing Terrell features a unique, sweeping arc perhaps fitting for the wide open spaces of Montana. These designers selected a traditional red - Colonial Grain from General Shale's Architectural Classics line (manufactured in Denver) and an accent in Wheatfield that maintains the two-tone exterior color scheme of the Stockman Bank brand. More

Project • By General ShaleUniversities

Rappahannock River Hall, CNU

This impressive residence hall at Christopher Newport University, designed by Glavé & Holmes Architecture features two classic General Shale red tone bricks: Buckingham and Fort McHenry from our Virginia plant. Designers chose to accent this stately design with Arriscraft Renaissance masonry units, in Wheat, in rocked and sandblasted finishes. More

Project • By General ShalePrimary Schools

New Albany-Plain Local Schools

This new two story, 150,000 square foot academic building features General Shale Buckingham Tudor and Marley Tudor brick. This stately design delivers a timeless, yet sophisticated red school house aesthetic. More

Project • By General ShaleHeritages

Grace's Restaurant

This incredibly charming design is brought to life with General Shale's nostalgic, multi-colored Autumn Leaf brick with a grain texture and tumbled edges. A second accent brick - Cambridge, in smooth finish and tumbled edges is used for arches, window headers and other features to complete this intricate design. More

Project • By General ShaleBanks

First Intercontinental Bank

Designed by Hill Foley Rossi & Associates, LLC, the new First Intercontinental Bank opened in 2017 and features General Shale Baystone brick in Velour finish.  This bank also features Arriscraft Renaissance ARRIS-tile and Stack as accents (thin stone products). More

Project • By General ShaleBanks

Food City Corporate Headquarters

This new 120,000 square foot, four story office building and conference center features General Shale's classic Red Centennial and Red Range commercial brick, in wirecut finish. More

Project • By Squire & PartnersResidential Landscape

Yeoman's Row

In 2017 Squire & Partners completed Yeoman's Row, a new build residential development of exceptional craftsmanship in the heart of Knightsbridge. The site on Yeoman’s Row - just off Brompton Road – was a rare opportunity to create a series of residences in an area characterised by a run of richly detailed Victorian artists’ houses.Knighton Place lies within the Thurloe Estate and Smith’s Charity Conservation area, so the practice’s concept drew inspiration from the variety of architectural styles which date from late Georgian to the modern day.Designs reflect the craft and artistry of neighbouring houses by employing a subtle variety between residences, which share a palette of sandstone as their primary material.A contemporary interpre... More
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Project • By Frederic SchneeResidential Landscape

桃舍 PEACH HOUSE, Beijing

刘家小院 桃舍 PEACH HOUSE, Beijing– Rural housing construction owes little to the State and household savings even enable to build private ownership. By allowing the purchase of materials from local manufacturers and artisans, self-built housing construction is prevalent in rural areas. Private property goes back to the agricultural reform of the 1950s, which did not succeed in establishing collective habitations, but reaffirmed the notion of private property as the expression of the work of the family. They are the homes of peasants – inherited or built with domestic savings. The courtyard house in North China constitutes a form of housing which is the result of a long process of interaction between the built form and social, economic, and cultu... More

Project • By Nash Baker ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Broad Street House

Broad Street House is new build home in Suffolk by Nash Baker Architects. The house utilises a palette of natural and traditional materials to blend with the rural street scene, and the exterior uses oak cladding and handmade bricks (both locally sourced) to blend with the architectural character of the village. To create a more distinctive look, the bricks were laid in a variation of ‘Monks bond’ using white iron-free sand for the lime mortar which was sourced from the local Wivenhoe pit. In contrast to the brickwork at the ground floor, the upper level appears lightweight, utilising ribbons of untreated oak cladding to wrap up and across a pitched roof. The oak cladding was sized to match the brick course dimensions, so that the two el... More