Architecture | Renovation
Pure solutions for sustainable, energy-efficient and aesthetic renovations. Since ceramic materials have a long lifespan, they bring along many advantages when…
Perfectly laid brick paving revives the history and charm of bygone days at The Red Castle, a listed building in the Czech Republic. After restoring and renovating the walls, vaults, lookout and roofs, now also new paving bricks were laid to fit into the surroundings. The architects ATELIER 38/Jan Zelinka, Ludek Valik, decided to use Penter Novoton WS tumbled Old Dutch pavers.
It was actually slated for demolition, but it was impossible to imagine The Hague’s skyline without this triangular tower. The yellow fellow has now been brought back to life with sophisticated renovation and expansion plans. Part of it houses fully furnished, short-let apartments and another part is home to service providers. Custom made yellow glazed facing bricks by Wienerberger make the tower stand out. Architects: Bos Hofman, Dennis Hofman, Eric Vreedenburgh
When designing the extension of the Bruges Academy of Fine Arts, the architects from the agency Nero decided to use a single type of ceramic cladding for both the roof and the façade. They created an abstract reference to the renowned Bruges lacework.
The historic listed Rothen Stall building in Teufen, Switzerland has been given a new lease of life by its new owners. The strictly symmetrical building with coach house and stable has been completely converted. Apartments and offices are now housed beneath the renovated tiled roof.
The sensitive addition of a car barn and rear extension to a 19th century house in Cheshire, United Kingdom, brings with it many advantages for its family. Soft pink clay bricks complement the existing brick house and create an interesting contrast to the old dark red bricks.
The project in London, United Kingdom, comprises the extension and internal and external re-ordering of an apartment within a Grade II listed former Victorian public house. Glazed white bricks connect the new part with the stucco base of the existing building and add a contemporary touch.
The successful renovation of the student residence in Minden, Germany shows how a building can be designed to be both visually attractive, and also more sustainable and economical. The ceramic façade solution makes an essential contribution to this success. Photographer: ©️ Jens Krüger
Most of the houses in Crooswijk were replaced or retained, as the original houses were entirely substandard. Improving housing quality was the main reason. Another development requirement, imposed upon the neighbourhood, was the brick architecture. ©️ Ruud Peijnenburg
The renovation of the neo-Gothic roof of the Holy Guardian Angels Church in Wałbrzych, Poland required using a rare roofing technique of neatly cut interlocking clay tiles, which makes the roof’s surface exceptionally smooth. ©️ Photos: Piotr Krajewski
To add a new shop, storage space and tea room, the Cornu S.A. biscuit factory in Fontain, France, was enlarged. The new building, covered with light bricks reminiscent of the flour used in the factory, clearly separates the production from the customer area. Photo: Nicolas Waltefaugle
The town house in Zurenborg, Belgium consists of traditional brick; the rear extension is covered in the same material but thanks to its glazing shines in bright green. It matches well with the green garden scenery in the back yard. Single-family house in Zurenborg, Belgium ©️ Photos: P8-Architecten
Kultuurikatel (Culture Cauldron) is the name of a former power plant, located in Tallinn, Estonia. The renovation project focuses on simple principles of spatial organization to meet the needs of the new creative users. The key concept of the project is to provide openness. Photograph: Tõnu Tunnel