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A traditional brick house is very easy to harmonize with the context that surrounds it, usually full of green vegetation. The classic design by contrast between the red of the bricks and the green grass and trees.
Ahh, but in the city… How to manage to build and harmonize brick houses with the surrounding buildings and new contemporary style constructions…
For this reason, it is very important to have clear ideas related to HOUSE DESIGN and to achieve appropriate and balanced facades when we intend to build with bricks, especially if facade design includes large areas with this material, so classic and modern at the same time.
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How Long does a Brick House Last?
It has been proven that the useful life of a brick house is more than 100 years, since fired clay turns out to be a very weather-resistant material, both in humid and hot climates and in dry and cold sites.
Constructions with clay bricks have a long useful life, without requiring important maintenance, due to all ADVANTAGES OF BRICKS.
In any case, the maintenance of brick elements would really be very slow, since they are very weather resistant.
In many countries, more than half of houses continue being built with red bricks, due to all the benefits it offers. Among the advantages it presents for construction are the low price of bricks, compared to other resistant materials.
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Red Brick Houses
Modern Red Brick Home Design
House located on the outskirts of Tarragona (Els Boscos), with a building area of 225 square meters. The house is inserted in a country landscape, through the use of visible materials, such as red brick and pure concrete.
Inside, a courtyard allows you to gain privacy, without losing contact with the natural environment.
Small Red Brick House with its Measurements
A small and simple house conceived with exposed red brick and a light gabled roof.
Small Two-Story Red Brick House
Red brick house with two floors and 3 rooms with a built area of 120 square meters.
A cube-shaped volume can be seen, with 2 perforations, where the access portal (ground floor) and a balcony on the upper floor are located.
Inside, the house has a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, on the ground floor and on the upper floor, it has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom.
Modern Red Brick House with Covered Garage
Two Story Red Brick House
Suburban English Style Brick Two Story House With Penthouse
The decoration of the facade plays a very important role. This is an English-style house with red bricks that highlight the basement, cornices and corners, giving rigor and elegance with its own characteristics.
English-style houses are distinguished by the originality of the materials, the sloping roofs, and their special decorative elements.
English Style Brick Two Story House With Basement and Attic
In this style of houses the walls are usually made of red brick, reminiscent of the fabulous constructions of the Middle Ages. Artificial or wild stone cladding is often found on the front of the house, on the cornices and window and door frames.
In general, they are houses with well-sloped roofs and PENTHOUSE designs.
Modern Two Story Brick House
As has already been said, exposed brick is a very versatile material, as it can work well in houses with a classic and traditional design as well as in modern home designs. Here are some examples of the latter.
Red Brick and Steel House Two Story
In this house design, thick textures and the presence of visible materials, such as brick and steel, were sought. The envelope is not striking, with the texture generated by the set of fired clay pieces, occasionally painted white. It seems that you do not want to attract attention, or do you?
Simple Three-Story Red Brick House
Modern Exposed Brick Houses
The list of advantages of brick reveals the architectural possibilities of the material. You can build a house of any style and architectural complexity. You can build countless floors from them.
With good construction workers and precise work, the exterior of a facing brick house will not require any additional finishing work.
Modern Facing Brick Houses
Brick House Design by Architect Mies Van de Rohe
The Lemke House, designed and built with exposed red brick walls and large aluminum and glass openings, is the only house in the German capital (Berlin) designed by the German architect, Mies Van Der Rohe.
Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, March 27, 1886-Chicago, Illinois, August 17, 1969) is considered one of the 10 most influential architects of the 20th century, a designer of paradigmatic buildings, such as the tower Seagram Building (Chicago) or The Paris Pavilion of 1932.
This is a house designed at the beginning of the 20th century, but it remains fully valid as a simple and modern home.
Lemke House, Berlin, 1932
This can be a model of an inexpensive and simple brick house , which was also designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
It is a one-story house, built on the outskirts of Berlin, measuring 160 square meters and built in local red brick with an L-shaped plan. The house, in a rationalist style, was designed with the aim of being a refuge and at At the same time, a space for creation, for the Lemke family.
In the house WITH L-SHAPED floor plan, one side is the living room, with the kitchen, dining room and service rooms, facing the street.
The house towards the interior, has its walls covered with smooth cement and painted in white, with the aim of increasing the sensation of tranquility.
The Lemke House, a small one-story red brick house, is one of the most economical works designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.
Modern Two Story Red Brick House Model
The following image shows the exterior view of a exposed brick house, contemporary style. The garden has been covered by snow.
Caravista red brick house, with terrace. Image of contrasting colors, with the green of the grass and the vegetation, the red bricks, the smooth walls with white paint and the 4-water roof in black metal.
Modern House of Concrete and Exposed Bricks
This house uses its visible materials, evoking modern architecture in its brutalist aspect. Combine pure concrete with the texture of exposed bricks, wood, metal and glass.
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Inside Brick Houses
Two of the benefits of houses built with exposed brick are that they require a lower level of maintenance (repairs or painting on their walls, interior or exterior) and on the other hand, interior spaces with exposed bricks are more warm and vivid.
Below we see some examples.
Inside Red Brick Houses
Brick Houses Painted Inside
However, although repairs are not needed in their long useful life, brick houses can also be painted, for example in white. That is to say, they also have the possibility of having their walls painted, increasing their aesthetic possibilities.
Red Brick House Designs with Arches
The use of arches in the facades of houses can be for aesthetic reasons or for structural design.
In this house, the arches have been used in the main covered access and in the wooden doors of the windows, making a combination of colors with the tiled roof.
In the following design, it is about arches made of concrete in a light color, which stand out by contrast, with the red of the bricks on the façade.
Facades of Houses with Brick Arch
House built with exposed red bricks, including the arches of the windows, which help to decorate the facade in an elegant way.
The arch of this façade serves as access to the house, with a wide front door, a design resource that hierarchizes access and decorates the colonial-style façade.
Three arches built at different heights, demonstrating the design and construction possibilities offered by brick.
Brick House Facades
Brick also has the advantage of being able to look modern, traditional or worn, depending on the treatment given to it and the design of the façade, of course.
Facades of Brick Houses to the Front
There are many ways to use red brick, such as building the whole house, to make the facade, to veneer the facade, decorating the living room, as exterior or interior cladding, to veneer the kitchen, among others.
For some, brick will look better as it ages and is exposed to the elements, as that worn look can be very attractive.
On the other hand, its reddish tones are very warm and welcoming compared to the colder concrete. This is why houses with exposed brick are usually quite cozy.
Facades of Houses with Exposed Brick
Rustic Brick Houses
Entrances of Houses with Brick
We can also use red brick to decorate the entrance of the house, decorate the front door, frame it, and prioritize the facade.
Houses with Exposed Brick
Entrances of Brick Houses with Arch
In the following photo, an old HOUSE, with red bricks arranged as a cornice and trim for the front door and windows.
An entrance with a classic design. Two columns and a semicircular arch, surrounded by a red brick finish.