London based architectural design firm Urban Mesh have created an extension with a twist. Designed for the firm’s director – James Beazer – the project enabled Urban Mesh a little extra space for experimentation, and in this case it’s the humble brick receiving attention.
Taking inspiration from the terraced houses of London, the firm transformed the classic brick from a simple veneer to a staggering work of art. In the initial stages of design Urban Mesh practiced dry-stacking the bricks into the curious curved shape, and plans were produced from the result in order to test the archway joins.
Three shades of brick were used to produce a dynamic appearance that speaks of both the surrounding buildings, and the surrounding garden environment. A templated disc was used to rotate each brick into the necessary position for the structure and the final form has a fascinating and age-old appeal.
The company truly thrived from having such close contact with their client, and likewise, Beazer’s involvement enabled the creation of a remarkable and unique home extension.
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