Location: London, UK
Architect: Simon Bowden Architects
Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Location: Hammershøj, Denmark
Architect: CUBO architects
Location: Bad Segeberg, Germany
Architect: Mißfeldt Kraß Architekten
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Architect: SKAI Siemer Kramer Architekten Ing.
Location: Altona, Germany
Architect: Nentwig.Notbohm architects
The Compton Residence is a ten-store residential building in a London suburb. The project is strongly influenced by Art Deco-style, and its soft curves, geometric patterns and an amazing façade of cast aluminium come together to create a prestigious feel.
Residents and visitors of the building are welcomed by a stoic masonry with a generous canopy. The ground floor is clad in RT 153 – a detail that provides a robust and beautiful base for the prestigious and detailed building.
Each of the 49 apartments is planned to make the most of the views allowed by the curved bays, that is also the signature of the building. The bays are adorned with an imprinted leaf pattern – an Art Deco-style reference to the neighbouring Regents Park.
This project is a prime example of the fine line between respect for tradition and necessary innovation. In a historic part of the old Danish capital, five townhouses accommodate apartments, shops, a culture house as well as a state-of-the-art subway station – and it harmonises with the historic neighbourhood.
The centre of the project is a courtyard surrounded by five townhouses. Each house has a unique bond and technique, but all masonry is based on RT 154 and RT 554. The use of identical bricks provides a common thread across the five townhouses. As such, they are alike but unique.
The size and position of windows in the 30 apartments of the project imitate its neighbouring buildings. In the same way, the finish is inspired by the many towers on the boulevard, that was initially inspired by Paris’ Champs Elysee.
This grey two-story Belgian pearl concedes elegantly with panoramic views of the surrounding meadows. Drawing us in with it’s tempting south-faced swimming pool, this house has some wonderful brickwork details that align with the windows and provide comforting sunblock on both floors. This neat detail also throws a subtle and intended shade along the gray long format bricks.
From the driveway we get a glimpse of the crystal blue waters and are welcomed by a significant matte black front door. The black lamellas create an intriguing effect, that contrasts nicely to the light-tinted brickwork and sandy grit.
Settled in the background, this Belgian villa doesn’t reveal much, but the rolling meadows and a broad driveway invite you to have a closer look. The layout surrounds a beautiful fig-planted courtyard with two-story floor-to-roof windows that reflect on the sizable swimming pool.
Secluded completely from the outside, this tempting poolside has the perfect waterstruck backdrop with Ultima’s raw and coarse touch. Ultima RT 153 with a retracted mortar really gives the long format the limelight on this exclusive private residence.
These exclusive Norwegian apartments resides beautifully in a 16-acre English-style park, that gives the Bygdøy-area its attractive feel. Ultima Full White and tinted brick mortar give the facades a calm and homogeneous feel.
Smoked linear facing bricks on a massive office building in the heart of Oslo. Designed by A-Lab Architects the new Eufemia office building is the latest addition of impressive office buildings, located between Barcode and the Medieval Park.
The vision behind the new headquarters at Hammershøj is called Supersize Bricks and covers the architect’s visual expression.
The administration building consists of four 'stacked bricks'. To make these stones habitable, they are scaled by a factor of 92. The proportions of the stones have been preserved so that the expression at a distance will have clear references to the format of a Danish brick – now only at 21x10x5 meters. The same expression is repeated on the production buildings, which simultaneously act as exhibition walls and demonstration of mortar types and curves.
This architect-designed villa is located in the exclusive residential district of Blankenese in Hamburg. The former fishing and pilot village west of the city stretches along the banks of the Elbe. Referred to as “The Pearl of The Elbe”, this neighbourhood has a Mediterranean feel with scenic paths, winding stairs and a dense population of mansion dotted between lush greens. The villa itself is blessed with high-detailed masonry and open panoramic views. The RT 154 Ultima expresses warmth with its sand-coloured diversity. Brick by brick.
Situated in an evergreen and lush German forest, this education centre is built in major blocks with overhangs that provide both shade and recreational space. Panoramic views of the natural sourroudings create a supreme learning facility.
A bold villa with a dramatic black façade is hiding in the surburbs of Hamburg. Blessed with a secluded rooftop terrace and swirling panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows for views of the back garden, makes this villa a true hidden gem. Photos by courtesy of Herrn Carsten Brügmann.
This architect designed Danish villa combines a Californian vibe with a clever layout and composition of materials. A customized Ultima-brick was crafted exclusively for this project: The RT 161. The gloomy bricks with bronze strokes add both calm and elegance to the building's base. Inviting the bricks inside contrasts the wooden floors, the floating staircase and white surfaces.
This flexible and modern office building integrates one of Oslo’s main shopping districts into its purpose. The transparent ground floor is framed by an Ultima-brick facade with ceiling-high window sections of varying widths that add life and dynamism to the facade.
By the waterfront in Frederikstad an abundance of details bursts from this large office building. Exclusive masonry in red-brown Ultima long-format brick both outside and indoors creates a stunning overall expression. From top floor one can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city.
Hidden in the sloped landscape near Stuttgart is a villa with Mediterranean feel. Amongst olive trees and bougainvilleas is a stress-free zone by the pool. The outdoor area is framed by the warm and light-tinted sandy feel from the brick walls.
This Belgian juvel is a myriad of open courtyards with breathtaking facades. The muted brick colors combined with a changeable surface creates a distinctive expression from this Villa in Antwerp, Belgium.
Far away from the everyday hustle, this high-end contemporary gem is hidden away in the woods. Featuring RT 150 Ultima Linear Bricks in vivid black.
This distinctive and bright German residence dwells peacefully in between greens. Special emphasis was placed on sustainability and a high quality of construction, which is implemented with precision and architectural love to the last detail.
When laying bricks vertically, magic occurs. In a mix of evergreens and gray, huge panorama views make this Belgian villa one of a kind. Here Ultima RT 156 is acting an important part in the bricked gables and overhangs and thus creating a notable contrast in the overall expression of the house.
This elegant apartment complex in central Aalborg, Denmark adds a hint of sunshine with its yellow shades that oozes of a natural and comforting atmosphere. The raw brick patterns create soothing backdrops from the private stone terraces and balconies.
This Belgian villa is a bold statement of white vibes, that really embodies the concept of a million shades of white. Armed with Ultima bricks in full white, the architect has created relaxing spaces below the brick overhangs, luxurious blends of black and white and the supreme detail: Use of brick flooring.
From the entrance the brick floor continues its flow indoors, inviting guests to the spacious kitchen and common area with panoramic views of the garden. Outside the intention is to create an organic flow of lush green together with the playful swirling concrete pavement. From the living and dining area floor-to-ceiling sliding doors lead to a brick-covered patio with an open fireplace completely made of bricks. Perfect to enjoy those warm everlasting Belgian summer nights.
When it comes to exploit every inch of space to create atmosphere and feel, this private German residence has something very special. Being bold with bricks can create special enjoyable spaces. This is no exception.
Inspired by the long format’s possibilities to work with vertical alignment and the use of space, the architect has created a circular edged wall that welcomes you at the front door. Organized neatly with the brick flooring this waterstruck Ultima gives a sense of serenity and calm throughout the house.
By combining an open ground plan with floor-to-ceiling windows and flowering green walls, this Belgian complex combines business and residence with urban leisure. Separated floor plans create balconies and a nice variation between black wood sections and bright bricks. Here, the Ultima RT 154 creates a delightful contrast to the deep blacks.
Situated among pinetrees this Swedish villa resonates a sense of serenity combined with modern and functional living. The sunny terrace and turquoise pool create a California state of mind in the heart of Scandinavia. A perfect match for the grey tinted and coarsed bricks.
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