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20th Century or earlier

This Century

Recent or proposed innovation

Brick, or in this case block work was used in many ancient civilisations acting as a building material for the primary structure. It’s compressive strength made it desirable as well as its ability to be carved into delicate and beautiful shapes. The papyrus bud capital of ancient Egyptian columns is an example of this. source: au.pinterest.com/kateb3/styles-of-antiquity/?lp=true

This is an example of a modern brick wall used as a screen to the main structure. The brick course chosen allows light to penetrate through into the building yet acts as a screen blocking direct sight into the spaces inside. The repetition and simplicity of the wall creates an understated yet aesthetically pleasing screen. source: www.archdaily.com/494802/the-screen-li-xiaodong-atelier

This image depicts what is known as a ‘cool brick’ – a modern take on the traditional brick. This brick eradicates the need for cooling systems in theory as this porous ceramic brick enables water to penetrate into the brick which then cools as space through evaporation as air passes through. source: www.theurbandeveloper.com/6-brick-designs-of-the-21st-centurythe-future-of-building-technology/

Image title: Great Temple of Amun, Luxor, Egypt Architect: Unknown (builder: Senusret I) Date: c.1400 - 1350 BC Photographer: Unknown

Image title: The Screen Architect: Li Xiaodong Atelier Date: 2013 Photographer: Martijn de Geus

Image title: Cool Brick Architect: N/A Date: N/A Photographer: Unknown

Frost, Naturals

Type: Extruded Manufacturer: PGH Bricks & Pavers Place made: South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Description of selected brick: The selected brick has a natural off white pigment giving it a clean yet not over powering aesthetic. It is an extruded brick which will allow for vines to grow in the holes, linking into the community garden. It also has a natural finish with a slightly tactile quality inviting touch. As it is a neutral colour it will sit nicely between the current brick buildings as well as the green natural landscape. source: www.pghbricks.com.au/products/bricks/frost

Construction as Alchemy ARCH10002

2017 Semester 2

Studio Leader: William Orr Studio: 8

Name: Thomas Martiniello Student Number: 834 955

Part 1B : Celebrating the art of Brickwork

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Returns to resolve wall slenderness 566 230

Holes in extruded brick allow for plant growth

76

1016

Double skinned wall throughout

1631

715

Bend in wall Ground line

230

600

454

76

A

A

400

684

PLAN

Scale: 1:20

A3 boundary @ 1:10 scale N

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r.2.25mm steel reinforcements as per AS2870

SECTION A-A Scale: 1:20

2017 Semester 2

Studio Leader: William Orr Studio: 8

Name: Thomas Martiniello Student Number: 834 955

Part 1B : Celebrating the art of Brickwork

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The percentage of openings for the brick wall I have designed is 24%. I came to this conclusion through the following calculations;

Rowlock course used to cap wall Small openings to allow light penetration 110

Total wall surface area: 2.774x0.684 + 2.774x0.454 + 2.774x1.631 + 3.382x0.715 + 3.382x1.016 + 3.382x0.556 = 10.511576m^2

3306

Total opening area: Small openings 22x0.11x0.76 = 1.8392m^2 Opening 1 0.61x0.63 = 0.3843m^2 Opening 2 0.42x.046 = 0.1932m^2 Opening 3 0.23x0.23 = 0.1058m^2 Sub-total 2.5225m^2

2698

1119.5

Therefore,

Damp proof course 150mm above ground level with weep holes above

2.5225/10.511576 x 100 = 23.99735301 = 24%

Ground line

Expansion joints used around all openings

Steel lintels as per AS4773.1

WESTERN ELEVATION Scale: 1:20

Construction as Alchemy ARCH10002

2017 Semester 2

Studio Leader: William Orr Studio: 8

Name: Thomas Martiniello Student Number: 834 955

Part 1B : Celebrating the art of Brickwork

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x2 75x8mm flat bar lintels supporting an opening of 460x420mm

Expansion joints used at wall returns

10mm mortar joints used

x2 90x90x6mm right angle lintels supporting an opening of 630x610mm

Interlocking end treatment of bricks

x2 75x8mm flat bar lintels supporting an opening of 230x230mm

Reinforced concrete footings as per the National Building Code of Australia to suit class M soil type as per AS2870

Some small openings penetrate through both skins of the wall while others do not

3D HERO VIEW Not to scale

Construction as Alchemy ARCH10002

2017 Semester 2

Studio Leader: William Orr Studio: 8

Name: Thomas Martiniello Student Number: 834 955

Part 1B : Celebrating the art of Brickwork

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1b Brickwall  

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1b Brickwall  

Construction as Alchemy

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