Brick Award, Special Award

Brick House, London | Caruso St John

Every now and then, a project comes along where brickwork not only features externally, but is also the major constituent of the interior. One recent manifestation of this rare breed is an ingenious and spatially complex house completed in April 2005 by Caruso St John Architects. Brick House is unusual in two respects. Firstly, all interior walls and floors are in fairfaced brickwork. And secondly, built on a difficult, highly irregular shaped site surrounded by other buildings, the house's minimal external form is seen only from glimpses, either from the pavement or from neighbouring houses. What has resulted therefore, is a house that is all interior and little exterior - a bit like the Tardis. 

Source: Brick Development Association