Nieuw-Bergen Landmark by Monadnock, the Netherlands

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

Nieuw-Bergen Landmark by Monadnock, the Netherlands

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey, London

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey, London

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

Brick House by IStudio Architecture, Maharashtra, India

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

The Brick House, Wada, India. This building, designed by Mumbai-based iStudio Architecture, celebrates local artisanal brick in a modern and energy-efficient structure.

Brick House by Diego Arraigada, Rosario, Argentina

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

100 Contemporary Brick Buildings, a new tome from Taschen, is pervasive, transcending both geography and distinct historical periods of brick architecture

Boceto (sketch) by Estudio Elgue, Ascunción, Paraguay

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron, London

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

100 Contemporary Brick Buildings, a new architectural tome from Taschen, opens with a quote from Mies Van Der Rohe, taken from the New York Herald Tribune of 28 June ‘Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together, there it begins.

Puni Distillery by Werner Tscholl, Glorenza, Italy

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

Werner Tscholl’s building houses Italy’s only whisky distillery. Brick is used throughout the building in a design that recalls the region’s agricultural architecture.

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Bold, beautiful bricks from Paraguay to Poland – in pictures

While many contemporary architects have shunned traditional brick materials in favor of flashy glass and steel, this ancient and reliable building method can.

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces 2016 Shortlist,Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Um Al-Yanabea, Jordan, Khammash Architects. Image Courtesy of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces 2016 Shortlist,Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Um Al-Yanabea, Jordan, Khammash Architects. Image Courtesy of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces 2016 Shortlist,Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Um Al-Yanabea, Jordan, Khammash Architects. Image Courtesy of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces 2016 Shortlist,Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Um Al-Yanabea, Jordan, Khammash Architects. Image Courtesy of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces 2016 Knots House, Tehran, Iran, Habibeh Madjdabadi, Alireza Mashhadi Mirza. Image Courtesy of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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Image 30 of 45 from gallery of House of 40 Knots / Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza. Photograph by Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza

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