Brick 18

Outstanding International Brick Architecture

The international Wienerberger Brick Award 2018: fifty shortlisted and seven winning designs demonstrate the huge popularity and wide-ranging properties of brick as building material


Title Information

Edited by Wienerberger AG. With contributions by Sandy Attia, Patricia Barbas, Wojcich Czaja, Christian Holl, Marcos Parga, Wolfgang Pauser, Mikko Summanen, and Jan Peter Wingender

1st edition

, 2018


288 pages, 260 color and 96 b/w illustrations

24 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-090-9


Bricks have been in use constantly for more than nine millennia. Today, the appreciation for their versatile application, construction qualities, and energy efficiency remains unbroken. Founded in Vienna in 1819, Wienerberger AG today is the world’s biggest manufacturer of bricks and other clay building materials.

Since 2004, Wienerberger has presented a biannual international Brick Award to recognize outstanding achievements in brick architecture. For the 2018 edition, more than six hundred realized designs from forty-four countries were submitted in the categories Feeling at Home, Living Together, Working Together, Sharing Public Spaces, and Building Outside the Box. This book presents the winning and shortlisted designs through concise descriptions accompanied by atmospheric images, site and floor plans, views and elevations, and sections. Five topical essays by Sandy Attia, Patricia Barbas, Marcos Parga, Wolfgang Pauser, and Mikko Summanen round out this celebration of contemporary brick architecture.


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Authors & Editors

Sandy Attia

 is an architect who runs her own studio MoDus Architects in Brixen, Italy, together with Matteo Scagnol das Büro. She also teaches at various international schools of architecture, including the University of Michigan’s in Ann Arbor, MI.

Patrícia Barbas

 is an architect and founding partner of Barbas Lopes Arquitectos in Lissabon. 2013–16, she has taught as visiting professor at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Wojciech Czaja

 is a Vienna-based architect and freelance publicist, contributing to various daily and weekly newspapers and magazines. He also teaches at Vienna’s University of Applied Arts and works as a moderator in the field of urban culture and architecture.

Christian Holl

 is an architect and a curator and member of the exhibition committee of Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof ins Stuttgart since 2008. He also works as a freelance writer, editor and critic, and held teaching assignments in Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Wuppertal, Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt (Main). Since 2017, is co-publisher of online magazine

Marcos Parga

 is an architect and founder of architectural firm MAPAA in Madrid. He also works as editor-in-chief of Spanish magazine 115Días holds an appointment as Assistant Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture in Syracuse, NY.

Wolfgang Pauser

 lives and works in Vienna as a writer, publicist, and cultural consultant.

Mikko Summanen

 is an architect and founding partner of K2S Architects in Helsinki. He also teaches as professor of building technology Helsinki’s Aalto University.

Jan Peter Wingender

 is an architect and founding partner with Amstardam-based Office Winhov. 2003–07, he was head of Amsterdam Academy of Architecture’s architecture study program, since 2010 he teaches architecture at Amsterdam University of the Arts.

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House on Mühlbach, Pedevilla Architects, IT. The brick masonry was rendered with a plaster made of lime, white cement and local sands. © Gustav Willeit

Mews House, Russell Jones, GB. The bright brick intensifies the effect of the indirect daylight. © Rory Gardiner

Foundry Mews, Project Orange, GB. Bricks rotating out of the facade at a 90-degree angle structure the surfaces. © Jack Hobhouse

Foundry Mews, Project Orange, GB. A perforated brick wall affords privacy on the upper floor. © Jack Hobhouse

Krøyers Plads, VLA – Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE Architects, DK. Two different bricks were developed for this project. © Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

State Archives Landshut, Hierl Architekten, DE. A fishbone structure emerges through the change in chromaticity, size and laying depth of the bricks. © Edzard Probst

The Temple and the People, SEA – Studio for Environment and Architecture, IN. The slant of the bricks draws upon the tradition of tracery-like perforated screens. © Akhila Rao


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