A 1920s industrial building in Auburn, Alabama, that had previous incarnations as a church, a recycling center, and a pool hall has been reborn as a comfortable home for an architect and his family. Sections of exposed brick were preserved as warming interior accents.
Richard Garber and Nicole Robertson of GRO Architects opened up this 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment by gutting all but two of the interior walls—one separating the bedroom and bathroom, and a structural wall between the kitchen and dining area that was stripped to expose the original brick.
Exposed brick, painted white, grounds this renovated Brooklyn brownstone in the past while furnishings and fixtures, including the Torroja pendant light by David Weeks, lend a contemporary sheen.
James Davison and Fanny Abbes of the New Project Group renovated this small Manhattan apartment for a young couple. "As we began to expose that brick, we found the old metal framing that they used to use," Daivson says. "They used to stick chicken-mesh wire on it and put plaster on top. When we exposed the brick, we found this metal detail and decided to keep it."
Architect Roberto Burneo included brick in the palette of materials that he used for the house that he designed for his niece and her family in Ecuador.
This brick building in Amsterdam, built in the 1600s as a warehouse, is now a comfortable, modern home.
In a 640-square-foot Manhattan aparment, every bit of living space counts. The owner managed to buy himself a few precious square inches by stripping the drywall from the eastern wall to expose the original brick.