Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s hammer some bricks!
It is a genuinely comforting thought, that when you look at a brick building any one of those bricks can originate from many different places. Apart from the green-tech-recycling aspect, this makes buildings ooze of history — even if they are brand new.
Source: Centuries Old Tradition Of Recycling Bricks Finally Gets Certified — Danish Company Is World’s First Supplier | CleanTechnica
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Historic commissioners would be allowed to go through the building and salvage anything they choose before demolition.Mitchard said the brick from the building will be preserved and used in the plaza area between Village Hall and Bold American Fare restaurant.“Because it is common brick and it looks cool, we are going to try to use it to build a community fire pit there to be used for gathering,” Mitchard said. “We are dreaming at this point of what we could do with it.”
Source: Downtown Algonquin building to be demolished for $26K | Northwest Herald
This extension features high ceilings, skylights and glazed doors that fill the space with an abundance of natural light. Reclaimed brick was then used to help the walls and floors blend in with the existing architecture.
The creative home extension demonstrates how architects can use old materials to give homes a modern upgrade.
via Reclaimed Brick Extensions : Reclaimed Brick.
The walls of this extension to a house in Melbourne feature a mismatched pattern of bricks and roof slates, sourced when part of the original building was demolished.
via Phooey Architects recycles material for Melbourne extension.