What are the building elements that best complement masonry? Design elements ranging from windows and doors to exterior lights and roofing are just as important as the brick and mortar. Masonry Design brings you the latest on these and other building design elements.
DC, Maryland, and Virginia have a long tradition of beautiful masonry. Driving through many of their cities you’ll spot rowhouses, hospitals, schools and other institutional buildings constructed with molded brick. Clay deposits and other raw materials (such as sand) are readily available throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, which is why local plants have been producing molded brick for more than 100 years.
Words: Masonry Magazine Staff
Photos: The Masonry Institute of Michigan
The new Children’s Hospital of Troy, Michigan was constructed with a variety of colorful bricks to mimic a LEGO structure, the goal? To create an inviting environment that’s less scary for kids.
The town of Lowell, MA, was founded in the 1820s as a mill town and became known as the cradle for the American Industrial Revolution because of its textile mills and factories. Many historical manufacturing buildings were preserved and created into the Lowell National Historical Park.