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Building Blocks: Why Architecture Keeps Going Back to Brick

Brick architecture pirouette house view above from courtyard

This striking stepped technique is also used in the interior, “so that the addition to the existing house is highlighted,” says the firm’s co-founder Billy Mavropoulos, who adds that the majority of the brick was reclaimed from the house. “All in all, we didn’t use any new bricks and most of it was from the site itself, so it didn’t even travel. The rest came from a reclaimed brickyard within London, and the bricks were cut and assembled on site.”

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