Slender proportions create standout brickwork
Harking back to the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style of the early 1900s, the use of slimline bricks to play with pattern and proportion in residential and commercial design is re-emerging as a major architectural trend across Europe and in Australia.
Stuart Vokes of Vokes and Peters architects attributes this to the smooth lines and square arris of linear bricks. “Long, thin bricks are a lovely shift in proportion from the typical 230mm brick and are highly desirable for architects wanting to make a unique architectural statement.”
Used as a standalone building material, slimline bricks can amplify street appeal or be used to create the large monolithic designs that are trending in Europe.
Incorporated with standard sized bricks, they can create unique interior and exterior feature walls. Slimline bricks can also be used underfoot as a creative internal or external paving option.
PGH recently introduced slimline 290mm Linear bricks to its Dry Pressed collection, providing architects with slender and elegant proportions to create distinct residential and commercial designs.
The quality, Australian-made Linear range offers architects, builders and develops a modular format, allowing for standard installation methods and joint returns to minimise brick cuts and any increased costs.
Dry Pressed Linear bricks measure 290 x 90 x 50mm and are available in nine colours, including popular Mowbray Blue and Gledswood Blend.
The PGH Bricks Dry Pressed Collection now includes three sizes - Linear, Splits (230 x 110 x 50mm) and Standard (230 x 110 x 76mm) bricks – to provide architects with design flexibility.