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Brick House – Gaochun Residential Development, China

Brick House, Gaochun – design by AZL architects : Architecture Information

23 Mar 2010

Brick House Gaochun

AZL architects Nanjing, Hangzhou

Photos : Iwan Baan

Project description

Evolution from prototype of Local courtyard house, the layout of two brick houses establishes the interesting relationship with the surrounding landscape especially the lake in the north & west. The red bricks produced in the nearby fields using still as main structure & construction materials in the region were introduced as main construction material for this project, so the local construction workers know very well the idea of construction in their familiar way.

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Three different textures of brick skin were used in facade, an interlocking pattern leaves perforations between bricks, and producing bricks draw shadows along wall. From after the textures, arranged in rectangular patches & punctuated by the occasional portal or window, the geometric pattern of brick skin along with the openings creates a surface of these abstract geometric shapes, reflects the opening logic of elevation.

Since all materials & workers are from & close to the site, low budget of 80.00Euro/m2 is the result of this regional solution. Client of brick house, a famous poet in China dived himself into whole process, he works together with architect.

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Brick House, Gaochun – Building Information

Name and site of the project: Brick House, Gaochun, China
Architects: ZHANG Lei / AZL architects
Photograph: Iwan Baan – external link

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