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Editorial – issue # 20


Brick is a versatile building component full of spectacular potential. It persuades with varied textures, formats and exciting colours, opening up a wide range of creative options. The shimmering ruby red clay tiles, used for the building envelope of Cité des Electriciens, serve as an example. They constantly reflect the light and shade of its surrounding – bringing the building to live.


The use of the same cladding material for roof and façade is just one of the many design possibilities that one can create with tiles. This technique was used for House Dejaeghere-François in Belgium, giving it a modern and unique aesthetic.


Brick supports architects to continuously explore new and unusual applications and forms, according to the needs of their clients. Creativity and innovation with brick is an ongoing process, the Sports block in Groningen is a best practice example. The unusual wave-like façade solution cannot be overlooked and catches the eye.


I would like to invite you to explore the contemporary roofs and facades in this issue. They demonstrate how bricks and tiles can be utilized, creating an overcoat for each building full of colour, texture and radiance.


Enjoy the read

Christof Domenig Wienerberger portrait picture
Signature Christof Domenig

Christof Domenig - CEO Clay Building Materials Europe