Design Trend: Architectural Brick

Design Trend: Architectural Brick

What is Architectural Brick?

This lean, sophisticated brick is a modern take on the classic building material.  Architectural brick is a shorter in height than standard brick and features random lengths, lending a organic visual interest to any building project. This special brick also contains natural variations in texture and color. When combined in your building project, the effect is authentic and unique.

Don’t let its natural elegance fool you, architectural brick is not fragile—far from it.  Architectural Brick retains all the strength and benefits of traditional brick including safety, durability, and energy efficiency. 

Form and Function

When designing a new project, it can be difficult to balance efficiency with artistry. The great news is, with architectural brick you don’t have to choose between form and function. Because of its natural variation and unique shape, these bricks offer an an extensive visual palette while keeping your project streamlined.

You can add interest by varying the brick orientation or change things up by reversing some of the bricks in the wall.  You can even play with projections to create an eye-catching extruded design. Architectural brick offers the flexibility to create a look that’s simple, intricate, or somewhere in between.

These bricks also come in a variety of colors and feature a weathered finish that adds a touch of rustic elegance to any space. Let your artistry shine by choosing a color that enhances the natural features of your project and the surrounding environment.

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Customers and patrons care about aesthetics and creating a visually inviting space can make a huge difference for your end user. This brick is the perfect answer to drab, utilitarian buildings with no personality. With architectural brick, you can create a space that’s not only functional but memorable and beautiful too.  

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