Uncovered Brick in Interiors: 5 Examples of Rustic Heat

Uncovered Brick in Interiors: 5 Examples of Rustic Heat

There isn’t a materials extra various and timeless than brick – which may be seen as a staple in each historical and fashionable structure. In lots of instances, stripping away the drywall of a historic constructing can reveal lovely brick partitions, which carry quite a lot of texture, heat, and character right into a residing area. Whether or not left uncooked or painted, the look lends itself to a spread of types from rustic to industrial. 

The next 5 initiatives exemplify how uncovered brick can be utilized to evoke moments of textural creation in an residence area. 

Loft in Marvila / RA+TR Arquitectos

In 2017, RA+TR Arquitectos started their intervention in a two-story constructing the place the bottom ground was a former wine warehouse, and the higher ground contained two residences. The superior state of dilapidation of the present construction made a whole demolition of the inside and the roof essential.

Within the reconstruction, the pre-existing roof and dividing ground remained however got a distinct construction (wood beams within the roof) which made it doable to unlock area underneath the roof and add a concrete ground to separate the 2 tales.

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Making full use of the roof void and eradicating the dividing partitions on the primary ground – except these for a bed room, the laundry space, and two bogs – supplied a mezzanine, permitting for moments of openness by way of which to look down and observe the unique brick and construction of the area.

The bottom ground was stored spacious. The selection of supplies ensured continuity with what existed earlier than the intervention (lime mortars, woods, hydraulic tiles), along with offering a selected ambiance by way of their distinctive textures (iron, brickwork, wooden) which speaks to the constructing’s industrial previous.

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JS House / EB Arquitetos

In Cruzeiro Novo, Brazil, a segmented and darkish previous constructing unit was reworked right into a heat and open-concept 46 square-meter residence. The mission, undertaken by EB Arquitetos, was slated to comply with a quite simple, environment friendly, and low-cost renovation plan. 

EB Arquitetos eliminated the dividing partitions of the kitchen and laundry space, in addition to the slim front room and one of many authentic bedrooms. The brand new kitchen – utterly built-in into the lounge and eating room – permits all of those areas to be well-lit and ventilated at each ends. An abundance of sunshine reaches all elements of the shared residing area.

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The central structural pillar was uncovered within the authentic concrete, imparting a way of character and the constructing’s authentic supplies. Vinyl flooring was utilized in all rooms, bringing unity and breadth. The kitchen, designed to be easy and practical, has a single countertop that extends alongside the peripheral partitions (lined in tough brick), housing the entire tools within the service space.

The identical brick that covers a part of the kitchen additionally makes its strategy to the ceiling slab and higher beam. A metal cable hangs down, supporting a suspended rectangular metallic desk – a tribute to the normal tables of Brazilian bars. 

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Kalanchevskaya House / buro5

This residence, positioned in Moscow, Russia, already had a fire and ceilings with a top of 420 cm earlier than it collapsed in disrepair. The unique construction was constructed within the pre-revolutionary interval (a two-story constructing in-built 1914) not removed from the middle o
f Moscow. In an effort to protect this necessary historical past, all inside and stylistic choices have been constructed within the context of the unique structure of the constructing. 

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Options comparable to centuries-old wood beams, metallic I-beams, and mezzanine home windows have been uncovered within the restoration course of. These pre-existing parts dictated a number of the mission’s design choices. Though tedious, the method of conducting a full restoration was price it, permitting for options comparable to a mezzanine pantry above the bed room, and a mezzanine above the toilet, in addition to entry to each by way of a library staircase. 

Due to the peak of the roof, the mezzanine window allowed for the small area to be flooded with mild. Such design choices and the quantity of pure mild (which is uncommon for Moscow) is harking back to a Mediterranean dwelling, evident within the stylistic decisions of colour and furnishings. 

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AM House / TwoBo Arquitectura

TwoBo Aquitectura knew, embarking on this mission, that stepping on 120 years of historical past may be dangerous enterprise. Age and custom carry with them a fancy set of design issues, which might typically make change fairly troublesome. Nevertheless, the concept of tearing down the present constructing and ranging from scratch appeared impertinent. 

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A compromise was reached wherein TwoBo stored parts from the unique development, such because the nolla-tile mosaic flooring, and the frames on the ceilings. To open up the inside area, partition partitions have been taken down. This course of was embued with the wealthy examine of cultural context that comes with stripping down layer upon layer of historical past till the unique brick partitions have been unearthed.

The mission was pushed by the objective of discovering a stability between two constructing approaches: the previous approach of cement and water hand-placed development work, and the brand new approach of dry development primarily based on oak frames and layers of painted wooden. The old style methodology endures with out turning into too weighty, whereas the brand new bricks are laid aspect by aspect with their predecessors.

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Musico Iturbi / Roberto Di Donato Structure

In 2017 Roberto Di Donato Structure accomplished the difficult renovation of an residence unit positioned in an early Twentieth-century listed constructing within the coronary heart of Valencia. After a few years in a state of abandonment, the residence was an empty shell when it was purchased by the shopper, creating quite a few alternatives but additionally challenges for the design staff.

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The strategy to the mission was guided by the ambition to create distinct, but fluid, fashionable residing areas nearly leaving undisturbed the present construction. With a continuing circulate, the residing area is split between night time and day areas supplied by two tall wood parts. These custom-designed parts additionally comprise the bed room wardrobes and three units of doorways which permit for various levels of privateness.

The ceiling top was deemed a very helpful component within the renovation. The construction of the roof was restored and stored absolutely uncovered, underlining the respect for the previous and in addition enabling a full notion of the area and quantity of the residence. The entire new development parts have been added to the design with a transparent sense of course. The wood wardrobes, the full-height white curtains, and the tall ladder serve to intensify the verticality of the area. In flip, the lengthy kitchen worktop, the white plasterboard pedestal, and its line of sunshine converse to the horizontal dimensions.

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The mission succeeded in introducing a recent design language whereas enhancing the character and the materiality of the previous area. By solely including important new options, “wounds” and layers of transformations through the years have been rigorously retained and displayed to boost the sense of continuity with the constructing’s historical past.

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Editor’s Observe: This text was initially printed on July 20, 2021.