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Old May 19th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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The best brick buildings in the world?

Hello everybody,

I'm quite new here, so I'm not sure where to put threads (there are so many forums!) so I hope this is ok here. I'd just like to celebrate one of man's greatest inventions, the simple brick, and how it has been used throughout history to create some fantastic structures. I like it so much that I created an I Love Brick group on Facebook, and a Flickr group to share photos with others. I also run the Bricks in Paris blog, and hope to create a detailed archive of the best brick buildings in the city, a place not usually associated with the material.

Here are some of my favourite brick buildings in Paris. If anybody has any photos of brick buildings elsewhere I'd be delighted to see them or have them added to the Facebook group. Also, if anyone knows of any other brick resources or blogs, please let me know!

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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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The most famous one in Amsterdam must be the Rijksmuseum:



And the Centaal Station:



And also the Beurs van Berlage:
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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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I love this one in Amsterdam:

http://rogershepherd.com/WIW/solution3/deKlerk.html

Het schip by Michel de Klerk.





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Old May 19th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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Those are fantastic. Of course, the further north you go the more brick you tend to see, but we forget that brick was originally a Middle-Eastern discovery popularised by the Romans.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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I'm sorry but I'm going to show you the best: the Bullring of Las Ventas in Madrid:

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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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other two beautiful brick buildings in Madrid are:

The Palacio de la prensa:




and the España Building:
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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #7
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Has to be Russell Square Hotel in London.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...April_2007.jpg

sorry, i dunno how to embed pics!
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #8
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Grundtvig's Church, Scandinavia
http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark...g%27s%20Church



Interior
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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #9
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I'm sorry but I'm going to show you the bests:

Casa de les Punxes (Barcelona) (Josep Puig i Cadafalch):






Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona (Lluís Domènech i Montaner). It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site:







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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #10
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Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona (Lluís Domènech i Montaner). Another UNESCO World Heritage Site:





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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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We have some nice ones in Moscow:

Moscow museum of history(1881)







Moscow city duma (1892)






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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #12
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more brick buildings from Madrid:
Plaza de Canalejas:


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Parroquia de Santa Cruz:


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The Estación de Atocha:

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Old May 19th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #14
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St Basil's Cathedral (1560) in Moscow is also made of bricks:








So is Kremlin's towers and walls:





Church of the Savior on Blood(1907) in St. Petersburg



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Old May 20th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #15
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Some from a similar UK forum

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Most things that are Bristol Byzantine should at least get a look.

The granary


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Templetons Carpet Factory, Glasgow







The pics ain't mine
Royal Holloway



from manchester

the palace hotel

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Portsmouth museum is great too



The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington


Holborn Bars, the City


Just a very small selection
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Old May 20th, 2009, 08:35 AM   #16
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A depressing thread. These great examples of architecture just remind me of how far we have fallen.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #17
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What about this one?

Palazzo Vecchio (Florence)

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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #18
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A depressing thread. These great examples of architecture just remind me of how far we have fallen.
I disagree!
Most of the pompous buildings shown here result form different eras where it was absolutely not natural for the common citizen to have even a tolerable accommodation! These brick buildings represent the very elite and rulers of that time. They where the only people who could afford to build such palaces. Back in those days I would probably be more worried about the survival of my two goats than shiny architecture since my survival is dependent on theirs.
And today? People who can afford it have more luxurious and pretentious villas than ever! Except they are not made from brick, since it would not support a 500+ m tall building or a 40+ km long bridge over very rough sea or a space station.... Is this no achievement to you? I don't think so
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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #19
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Seo de Zaragoza (Spain)





Bab al-Mardum mosque (Toledo, Spain, year 999)







San Roman church (Toledo, Spain, XIII century)





La Giralda (Sevilla, Spain, XII century minaret of 97'5 metres tall)



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Old May 20th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #20
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Amazing thread. In Holland about all are buildings are brick buildings. Certainly we have lost a lot of the craftsmanship over time!

Some more Dutch ones:


Olympic stadium,Amsterdam:


Gas Unie, Groningen:


De Waag, Amsterdam


The inkpot in Utrecht:


Some older pics I made myself in Amsterdam:

Scheepvaarthuis:


Wester Church


Amstel Hotel


Modern building


Building on Dam Square
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