Location: London, UK
Architect: Hutchinson & Partners, KSR architects & interiors
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Architect: PLH Arkitekter
Contractor: Gråkjær A/S
Sustainability rating: DGNB
Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Location: Oslo, Norway
Architect: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Contractor: Vedal Entreprenør
Sustainability rating: BREEAM excellent
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Location: Hammershøj, Denmark
Architect: CUBO architects
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Architect: Bjørk & Maigård Architects
In North West London, a significant and high-end apartment building contributes to the townscape. True to the hip surroundings, the building combines vertical and horizontal bonding of long format Ultima-bricks in numerous shades of grey. The result is a modern and magnificent piece of art.
At an old shipyard site, a new office building has emerged. Not only are the architects’ references to modern ship decks remarkable, the building is also highly sustainable.
The 5.969 m² building is Alfa Laval’s head office with a ground floor-car park and three floors of offices. We assisted the architect and executive contractor with technical development of retaining principles. We also supplied the project with black RT 548 bricks.
The building is DGNB gold-certified due to its sustainable qualities. The certification is provided by Green Building Council Denmark and is based on the project’s environmental, financial, social and technical quality as well as quality of process.
In the home region of Shakespeare, this contemporary house has emerged. It is defined by significant clean lines – with two diverse split levels, remarkable windows and beautiful repetitive brickwork.
The many large window selections combined with the owner’s choice of materials and colours results in a significant house and a home with a light feel.
The eaves create various quiet nooks around the house – perfect for a cup of tea and some poetry reading.
This project is a prime example of the fine line between respect for tradition and necessary innovation. In a historic part of the old Danish capital, five townhouses accommodate apartments, shops, a culture house as well as a state-of-the-art subway station – and it harmonises with the historic neighbourhood.
The centre of the project is a courtyard surrounded by five townhouses. Each house has a unique bond and technique, but all masonry is based on RT 154 and RT 554. The use of identical bricks provides a common thread across the five townhouses. As such, they are alike but unique.
The size and position of windows in the 30 apartments of the project imitate its neighbouring buildings. In the same way, the finish is inspired by the many towers on the boulevard, that was initially inspired by Paris’ Champs Elysee.
This award-winning design consists of three sculptural office buildings, that forms a cohesive architectural complex with the shared philosophy to maximize light. At ground level a communal entrance with reception and cafeteria welcomes users with a huge wide-open space, while crisscrossing transparent bridges connect each of the three office blocks.
The significant angled corners of each block create a harmonic sense of invitation, that ensures full outsight for occupants and the maximum intake of daylight. Fyrstikkalleen is built with a focus on sustainable design and materials that meet energy class A specifications. The project has achieved a BREEAM excellent rating. Another focus area is allowing for flexibility – in order to accomodate evolving trends in office layout. The importance of communication, collaboration and random social encounters are important themes here.
The new Institute for Biomedicine at Aarhus University lends its traditional surroundings a touch of contemporary architecture while fitting into the old university park, where all buildings are yellow bricked.
The gable is allowed by a transparent bond of RT 207 bricks, a special Carlsberg Bjælker system for support and traditional brick consoles. From the outside, it is a tale of beautiful simplicity – on the inside, the bond lets great minds work with a view.
The building is adjusted to its surroundings – especially due to the yellow bricks and the traditional roof. At the same time, the two displaced wings and perforated end walls add a contemporary and rewarding touch to the historical epicentre for education.
These exclusive Norwegian apartments resides beautifully in a 16-acre English-style park, that gives the Bygdøy-area its attractive feel. Ultima Full White and tinted brick mortar give the facades a calm and homogeneous feel.
The vision behind the new headquarters at Hammershøj is called Supersize Bricks and covers the architect’s visual expression.
The administration building consists of four 'stacked bricks'. To make these stones habitable, they are scaled by a factor of 92. The proportions of the stones have been preserved so that the expression at a distance will have clear references to the format of a Danish brick – now only at 21x10x5 meters. The same expression is repeated on the production buildings, which simultaneously act as exhibition walls and demonstration of mortar types and curves.
Behold Queen Eufemias Gate 42 (DEG42). An office building at Oslo’s waterfront that stands out with the very strong suspended meeting rooms in tile, which is overhang on the east façade with unique view through floor-to-ceiling windows. Along with New York-inspired fire escape that winds outside on the east, meeting rooms along the façade creates the unconventional a unique sculptural and dramatic look.
The tile façade is done in full height, ie. all weight is brought down to the foundation. The displaced window positions result in increased loads on the brick beams as the load is brought down to the foundation, and thus up to 17 shift high prefabricated tile beams are made to support the construction. The meeting boxes are suspended in a bearing steel structure with suspended bricklifts along the underside of the boxes. The thickness of the tile ceilings is just 35 mm. to achieve a minimalist expression.
Innovative property in Aalborg City center with a distinct sloping façade. Randers Tegl assisted the performing contractor in designing and planning expansion joints, as well as suspension principles and determination of the masonry course according to the placement of brick bellows. The design of the façade posed special requirements for the building's carrying capacity.
A giant curve characterizes this modern office building in Drengsrudbekken, Norway. Standing on columns the building’s masonry has an abundance of detail for a building of its size. Using different mortar colors creates a distinctive expression in collaboration with the bricks’ grey tones.
This project has a BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT sustainability rating.