Saw Swee Hock in 100 Contemporary Brick Buildings


100 Contemporary Brick Buildings

Of all building materials in the world, brick is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous. Traces of brickmaking date back to 7500 BC and fired brick first made its appearance in about 3500 BC. Since then, the trusty brick has shown amazing resilience and remains one of the mainstays of contemporary architecture. Rooted in tradition in countries as different as China and the Netherlands, it is inexpensive, flexible in use, and can also be ecologically fabricated.

This comprehensive two-volume set tours the world to cover the most exciting and innovative brick buildings of the past 15 years, from Argentina to New Zealand. Featured buildings showcase the variety of brick applications across cultural, domestic, infrastructure, and leisure spaces, including the London School of Economic’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey.

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