Core-shell architecture of a nanofibrillar PEDOT-coated brick electrode lights up a green LED. Credit: D’Arcy Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
The bricks are powerful enough to illuminate an LED light bulb and cost only about $3 to make.
Source: Bricks Can Be Turned into Batteries – Scientific American
Bricks from the original structure were recycled and reused where possible, although in places where the walls are entirely new, a different kind of mortar was used to subtly highlight the difference between time periods across the building’s skin. Inside, the exposed brick character of the structure continues in all its glory, providing a tactile, yet neutral enough and versatile backdrop for art display.
Source: Tehran’s Argo Factory complex reinvents brewery architecture for the arts
GjG House, Belgium, by BLAF Architecten
Belgian office BLAF Architecten built GjG House in the city of Ghent entirely out of reclaimed bricks. The building has an irregular shape that is reflected in its curvaceous interior spaces.
Source: Ten homes where exposed brickwork creates textured interiors
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Right now, when about 60 of D’Arcy’s bricks are stacked together in a system, they can store enough energy to power a 3-watt light bulb (the small ones shaped like candle flames) for almost an hour.
Source: Your future home could be powered by the bricks it’s built with | Grist
The city needs to use original brick to reconstruct the corner of 234 Butler St. Photo by Meg Capone
Federal and state officials have upheld an agreement with the city to reuse tens of thousands of original bricks to restore the facade of the historic Gowanus Station site when construction crews tear down the building for a new water-filtration facility, according to an April 21 letter.
Source: City must reuse old bricks to build Butler Street head house: EPA • Brooklyn Paper
The volunteer group started recycling the bricks from the former Harbour Board building in 2018.
A community effort to recycle material from Whangārei’s old Harbour Board building has come to a close and after two and a half years of chipping, project leader Andrew Garratt is counting nearly 40,000 bricks to be used in the new Hundertwasser Arts Centre.
Source: 40,000 bricks for Whangārei’s Hundertwasser – NZ Herald
The thoughtful restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic structure features 57 oversized, modern lofts market-rate units – boasting more than 280, 8-foot by 10-foot windows to provide each unit with expansive views and an abundance of natural light – of which 39 of the units are affordable.
Source: Adaptive Reuse and Restoration of a Historic Building Features 57 Modern Lofts
Image Credit: Paul Massey
Bricks were salvaged from the demolition of the building’s interior to create the wall of the side extension. Similarly, the wood ceiling joists are left exposed, giving an indication of how the structure fits together.
Source: IN THE RAW: IDEAS FOR EXPOSED BRICK WALLS | Livingetc
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The old cotton press warehouse structure stretches along a portion of Front Street in downtown Meridian. Part of the building is being dismantled and the rest will be saved and repurposed. Material from the building is being reused in buildings across the street and around Mississippi.
“The pine, it’s being shipped and flooring is being made out of it, and its bricks are being used in buildings all over Mississippi,” Massey said.
Source: Brick by brick Meridian cotton warehouse dismantled | Local News | meridianstar.com
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
Mike Malory – photo credit
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.