The Materials Book

Bring the Outside In: A traditional exterior treatment is adapted for interior use Ceramic bricks are a common feature of exteriors due to their structural properties, versatility, low price, and beauty. But it’s far less common to see them on indoor walls, in part due to questions of where to put power and water lines and how to integrate structural elements such as steel supports. Hollow bricks like this one are a simple yet powerful solution. They allow for the inclusion of all fixings and structural elements, and save material because they’re hollow and don’t require any further wall finish. Example: Novaceramic Vintex 6/12, seen in Tello House, Cuernavaca, Mexico Contributed by: Productora, Mexico 328 240 120 57 20 15 20