"even a brick wants to be something" / by greg lozinski

Brick is a basic construction material used to build walls. Quite often (especially on the interior side) covered with insulation, plaster, paint etc 

But what if the brick walls stay or get exposed? We are looking at some examples of decorative use of brick walls both interior and exterior. Different colors, patterns, textures and scale.

 

Below selected photos I've taken (many on my own projects) over the years.

Enjoy

Exposed brick wall with a closed door to neighbouring attic space. Uneven brick contrasts with white floor and white stair railing.

Exposed brick wall with a closed door to neighbouring attic space. Uneven brick contrasts with white floor and white stair railing.

Brick wall illuminated from below by built in light fixtures placed behind furniture. 

Brick wall illuminated from below by built in light fixtures placed behind furniture. 

Interior wall with exposed brick, It shows original arch of old opening later patched up and fitted with shorter rectangular door. Amsterdam, Gouden Bocht

Interior wall with exposed brick, It shows original arch of old opening later patched up and fitted with shorter rectangular door.

Amsterdam, Gouden Bocht

Brick wall in an old Jewish Quarter in Krakow, PL. Deteriorating due to luck of funds for renovations. Sign on the door saying "Alert Falling Bricks". Situation from 1991.

Brick wall in an old Jewish Quarter in Krakow, PL. Deteriorating due to luck of funds for renovations. Sign on the door saying "Alert Falling Bricks".

Situation from 1991.

Massive brick wall illuminated from below. Amsterdam, building of Heineken Experience.

Massive brick wall illuminated from below.

Amsterdam, building of Heineken Experience.

Side wall of the old warehouse building in Amsterdam. Sice it's construction it's been converted to loft apartments. Visible anchors holding wooden beams.

Side wall of the old warehouse building in Amsterdam. Sice it's construction it's been converted to loft apartments. Visible anchors holding wooden beams.

Bruges, Belgium. Brick wall of a building surrounded by water of the canal.

Bruges, Belgium. Brick wall of a building surrounded by water of the canal.

Amsterdam, arched opening and curved column of all brick building in Old South neighbourhood.

Amsterdam, arched opening and curved column of all brick building in Old South neighbourhood.

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Old brick wall being exposed and cleaned.

Old brick wall being exposed and cleaned.

Exposed brick wall and reclaimed brick on the floor of a corridor in loft apartments.

Exposed brick wall and reclaimed brick on the floor of a corridor in loft apartments.

Exposed brick wall in a loft apartment. Illuminated from above to enhance its texture.

Exposed brick wall in a loft apartment. Illuminated from above to enhance its texture.

Exposed brick wall in small conference room of advertising company AKQA in Amsterdam.

Exposed brick wall in small conference room of advertising company AKQA in Amsterdam.

and there is more - publication by Phaidon

and there is more - publication by Phaidon