ISSUE 70  |  Renovation and Reclamation

5 Favorites: Bricks Made Modern

May 01, 2013 5:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Spotted lately: bricks used in unexpected ways (as kitchen island base, as herringbone floors, as a decorative motif): here are five of our favorite examples (OK, seven–we couldn’t help ourselves).

Above: The brick hearth and mantle are surprisingly modern looking in this Norfolk barn by Carl Turner Architects.

Above: A brick backsplash in a kitchen by German architect Thomas Bendel.

Above: Gray stone bricks in a kitchen from Ina & Matt Studio.

Above: Bricks function as herringbone pattern floors at this Danish summerhouse via Purple Area.

Above: A brick kitchen counter from Frank Visser and Mirjam Bleeker’s book Dutch Architects and Their Houses.

Above: Bricks support a rustic wood column in a converted barn from Dutch design studio Ina & Matt.

Above: A minor brick detail accents the Dinesen wood floors; see our post on Walls, Windows & Floors: Dinesen Wooden Floors in Denmark.

Above: Bricks made pale with a light wash of white paint from Norm Architects in Copenhagen.

This post is an update; the original ran on July 24, 2012.