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.
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.
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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