Autor: Varios Autores

The humble brick has been an architectural staple for centuries – but is rarely celebrated. Brick is a fresh, insightful and surprising look at one of the world’s most familiar and popular building materials. From the strange remains of the Ziggurat of Ur dating from dos mil cien BC, to the stunning Winery Gantenbein – built by robotic arm in dos mil seis – Brick espectáculos the extraordinary and inspiring potential of fired earth. The world’s best architects have explored the qualities of brickwork. Alvar Aalto, Antoni Gaudí, Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, and Jørn Utzon all built with the material, and bricks were integral to Frank Lloyd Wright’s visión for an American vernacular in his Prairie Houses. Equally striking and recordable structures by lesser-known newcomers are also shown. Following the popularity and format of Concrete (William Hall, dos mil doce), Brick is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material that is often overlooked, and sometimes considered limiting, but is actually full of spectacular potential.