Bonding Brick 3

Symposium on tendencies in contemporary brick architecture - 19 September. Now with programme!

Bonding  Brick  is  a  recurrent  symposium  addressing  tendencies  in  contemporary brick  architecture with  contributions  from  highly  engaged  architects  from  research  and  practice.

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Since  the  oil-crisis  in  the  1970s,  the  age-old  material  brick  and  its  modes  of  construction has undergone  a  fundamental  transformation.  What used to be a monolithic solid wall construction  has  become  a  layered  hybrid  construction, where  brick  merely  forms  the visual  exterior  layer  that  eventually  approximates  the  thickness  of  wallpaper.

What are the technical and aesthetic implications of this transformation?  How does the (current)  mode  of  construction  influence  the  appearance  of  brick  architecture  and  the  architect’s aesthetic  conceptions  for  it?  On the other hand,  how  do  aesthetic  conceptions  about  brick architecture  influence  the  way  in  which  we  conceive  its  construction?  These tectonic considerations will be at the heart of the symposium.


Bonding Brick Programme

When: 19 September, 8:30 – 18:00.
Where: Aarhus School of Architecture, Gymnastiksalen, Paradisgade 4-6, 8000 Aarhus C.

Registration is closed.

Participation without catering does not require registration.

The Symposium is organized by PhD fellow Udo Garritzmann and Professor Thomas Bo Jensen.

The Symposium is supported by Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968.