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The Vogelsang site has gone through major changes over the past century. From being an untouched and idyllic Eifel mountain ridge to usage as a Nazi training facility „Ordensburg Vogelsang“ and finally using it as an international military training area... read more


The international Jury of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia composed of Hashim Sarkis (President of the Jury, Lebanon, USA), Pippo Ciorra (Italy), Sergio Fajardo (Colombia), Marisa Moreira Salles (Brazil), Karen Stein (USA) awarded Solano Benítez, Gloria Cabral, and Solanito Benít... read more


I’ve always paid a lot of attention to detail so that I can make the most of techniques available and really bring out proportions. But there’s something else that’s recently begun to influence my approach: after five or ten years, many modern constructions that were initially pristine lose their brilliance. And so I decided to turn... read more


This is what the author says about his brick sculpting: The integration of sculpture into architecture has always intrigued me. Sculptors have historically found ways to carve or mold various building materials into incredible works of art that in many ways define a culture. Living in the clay rich Carolinas, USA provides plenty of soil suitable for brick making and brick sculpture. The Ishtar Gates of Babylon are the historical standard and even though we live in a technology-driven world... read more


Brick of the Future presents the results of three ‘design through making’ studios at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Students designed and made new bricks produced with less energie or material, recycled materials and stacked or assembled the bricks innovatively. Each studio is a coöperation with a Dutch brickfactory: Den Daas in Azewijn, Zilverschoon in Randwijk and StoneCycling-St.Joris in Beesel. Brick of the future encourages the thinking and making of new sustainable building... read more


"I studied painting and sculpture in college where I received a BFA and MFA 1976-1983. In the late 80’s a friend and salesman for a local brick company showed me some brochures of brick sculpture that was being created out west. I began experimenting with the medium. The brick company, Boren Brick in Pleasant Garden, NC, became interested in offering brick sculpture as a product/service and set up a studio for me at the brick plant. The sales staff would get me commissions... read more


RIFF International Architecture Expo Conference Roofs, Insulations, Façades, Floors took place in Warsaw on 11th October, at Marriott Hotel, within SHARE Warsaw 2016 International Architecture Forum. The conference organized by ABplus Events under the Honorary Patronage of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland (IARP) focused on innovative façades structures, the design of roofs and insulation works in high-profile buildings, and also presenting new trends, solutions... read more


The international architecture and design website Architizer announced their 4th Annual A+ Awards 2016 on April 12th. The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Among the award-winning buildings is the Shakespeare Theatre in Gdansk, Poland, designed by world-famous architect Renato Rizzi. Brick manufacturer Vandersanden Group won the jury prize in the Hall/Theatre category... read more