Brick House, Nanjing China – Zhang Lei Architect

Inspired by the time-honored tradition of local brick makers, Atelier Zhanglei has designed this modern brick home in Nanjing, China. True to tradition, this  home design incorporates brick, but uses it in new, innovative ways. Produced in neighboring fields the red brick is the main characteristic of this home’s facade, but the architect has featured it in a geometric pattern of raised bricks and void spaces that permit sunlight to permeate the exterior walls. These photographs were included in an exhibition titled, ‘Building China Five Projects, Five Stories which rand from 26 February to 31 May 2008.

Further Reading: Domus 914