“What works too is his choice of warm, ‘Nougat’ facing brick from Dutch firm StoneCycling, using 70% recycled material and 30% clay, complementing the Edwardian wall’s buttery terracotta dressings.
By way of working into the material, main elevations were specified, at added cost, as sawn-faced rather than the natural finish of flank elevations, creating a subtle hierarchy all of its own.“
“Cheaper than reconstituted stone, it was clearly more expensive than brick; evidenced in the way that Mae cut costs and saved £27,000 on the contract sum by cleverly laying the bricks on their side, to generate a façade module that is familiar yet uncanny the same time.“
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