Fraher Architects gives a London building dated to 1870 a clean makeover. A tall and narrow window separates the new brickwork from the historic building, making its lines and profile clearly understandable.
A renovated industrial compound by Patalab Architecture in London is clad in metallic bronze-glazed bricks from Modular Clay Product, which match the neighboring Victorian terrace homes. The reflective bricks change in appearance as the sun moves through the sky, but always echo the Bronze Casements by Vale windows.
Tasked with transforming a 93-square-foot brick boiler room, built in 1916, into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo flexed her creative muscle. The architect spent a year and a half designing and fabricating nearly everything in the structure save for the original brick walls. “I treated the interior like a custom piece of furniture,” she says. She raised the roof five feet and added a full kitchen, a bathroom, closets, and a sleeping loft, accessed via a steel ship’s ladder and a glass walkway.
The location, which is hemmed in by buildings on three sides and faces a heavily-trafficked road and tram line to the east, presented a challenge for architect Delia Teschendorff, who was tasked with carving out a family sanctuary for a woman and her two daughters. The handmade brick exterior, which the client requested, lets the new home slip into the neighborhood's semi-industrial character.
Architect David Hill, his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children (from left: Wade, eight, Luke, six, and Breyton, ten), have an unusual home by the standards of their college-town setting in Auburn, Alabama. Built in 1920, the industrial brick building has had previous incarnations as a church, a recycling center, and a pool hall, among others.