-The art of joining

"God is in the details!"  - Mies van der Rohe

The Art of joining

Brick architecture has been around for thousands of years. With its history within the context of construction culture, brickwork has also developed to become a truly diverse field of craftsmanship. Nowadays, this rich wealth of skills, abilities and designs serves as inspiration for quotations and new ideas.

If we take a closer look at current architectural developments, clinker bricks in all shapes and sizes are currently experiencing what can only be referred to as an impressive renaissance. All over the globe and across generations, architects are rediscovering the diversity and natural colouring of clinker bricks and the art of joining. Architecture is the materialisation of an idea in 3D. The malleability of each individual brick, the sensuousness of the handcrafting process combined with the perfection of the industrial manufacturing process and, last but not least, the artistic joining of the elements in the brickwork offer an abundance of inspiration for creativity at its best.

Be it richly decorated gables, lisenes with grand designs, artistic perforated brickwork, folded façades or relief surfaces, it is not only historic buildings featuring clinker brick architecture that use the construction material itself to create truly stunning façade ornaments. Contemporary architects and planners also make the most of a wide variety of masonry techniques to give building façades structure and rhythm, to add special accents or to achieve different interplay between light and shade depending on the perspective from which a structure is viewed. Whether it’s in a huge architectural masterpiece or a residential building, brickwork offers fantastic design potential in terms of the brick, its colour and the surface itself.