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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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European Brick Expressionism

I couldn't find a thread for Brick Expressionism - it is a style that comes predominantly from Northern Germany approx. between 1920-1940. It uses bricks to create intricate details.

If you spot buildings around your city or know of some more examples, post them here!

Below is a classic Brick Expressionist Building - Chile House by Fritz Hoeger:-















Source: http://architectuul.com/architecture/chile-house
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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Anzeiger-Hochhaus, Hannover, 1928 by Fritz Hoeger

First 'skyscraper' in Hannover





At night time - the lights line the detail of the facade


Photograph from 1930, when there was a planetarium in the dome


Source: http://architectuul.com/architecture/anzeiger-hochhaus
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Old March 12th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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The "Niedersachsenstein" (literally Lower-Saxony stone) from 1922 in Worpswede.

It is a monument for the regions fallen soldiers of WWI.


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Old March 12th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Hoechst Administration Building - Frankfurt, Germany 1924 by Peter Behrens

This one has been posted in another thread by someone before but it's a good example of Brick Expressionism:-













Source: http://architectuul.com/architecture...ation-building
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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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one of my favourite European styles.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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Very intresting
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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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Wilhelm-Marx-Haus

Wilhelm-Marx-Haus in Düsseldorf

Considered to be Germany's first Skyscraper (some say the first one in Europe).
Wilhelm Marx House was finished in 1924 (beginning of the construction was in 1922). It is 57 meters high and has 13 floors above ground level. The architect was Wilhelm Kreis.









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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #8
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St. Kamillus Mönchengladbach by Dominikus Boehm, 1931









Source: http://architectuul.com/architecture...onchengladbach
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Old March 14th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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Two little ones from Tallinn, Estonia.
both by Robert Natus.

EKA house, current City Hall of Tallinn(1932)





Livinghouse at Pärnu mnt 36 / Roosikrantsi 23 corner(1936)



Source http://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Natus
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Old March 26th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #10
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Haus Am Köllnischen Park, Alfred Gottheiner, Berlin 1933

This is across from the Bear park in Berlin.







Intricate Brick pattern


Source: http://architectuul.com/architecture...llnischen-park
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Old March 26th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #11
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Photograph from 1930, when there was a planetarium in the dome


Source: http://architectuul.com/architecture/anzeiger-hochhaus
Wow, what a great looking neighbourhood
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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:53 PM   #12
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The Bijenkorf department store (The Hague, NL) in 5 pictures:


March 25th, 1926:
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Early days:
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Present day:
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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:44 PM   #13
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Stunning! as uniquely modern European a style as Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style was to America
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Great thread, I've always been fond of this style. Could also the City Halls of Stockholm and Oslo be considered as examples of Brick Expressionism?
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Something in a similar vein: Gelders Archeologisch Centrum G.M. Kam (formerly Museum Kam), Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Archaeological museum. Built 1914-15, architect Oscar Leeuw. (Picture my own).

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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #16
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bricks from spain ...http://pisos.mitula.com/pisos/constr...o-cara-vista/2


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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #17
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now old bricks from spain http://www.artecreha.com/Miradas_CRE...qmiradasq.html


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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #18
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The name Brick Expressionism is a little bit confusing. Brick facades have not necessarily been part of expressionistic architecture. Bricks have been the favorite material in Northern Germany for building. There are no mountains and a lack of stone pits. That's why it was also popular for expressionism to use bricks.

An example of expressionistic architecture without using bricks is the Einsteinturm in Potsdam. The tower was named after Albert Einstein, the nobel prize winner of 1921.

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Einsteinturm von Pete Shacky auf Flickr

Expressionism was very close to art déco. A little bit more art and less déco. One could also say Art Déco was a more popular version of Expressionism.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #19
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Postcheckamt - Breslau [Wrocław]





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Great thread, I've always been fond of this style. Could also the City Halls of Stockholm and Oslo be considered as examples of Brick Expressionism?
Stockholm city hall is more like national romanticism.
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