This mesmerizing brick house facade is the work of California-based architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa and Chicago-based practice Studio Dwell. The residence is designed for an investment banker and the aesthetic is quite engaging, visually speaking.
Set in a rectangular volume, the home sets itself apart through the illusory quality of the facade, which presents a "vertical twisting columns" of brick. This architectural approach guarantees an attention-captivating detail that is reached through the use of traditional materials. Instead of utilizing the rustic red brick, however, Brooks + Scarpa and Studio Dwell opted-in for the use of the Chicago common brick — it is "made of local clay and comes in various hues." The resource proves to be abundant, as well as cost-effective, granting the brick house facade not only with aesthetic appeal but also with practicality.
Photo Credits: Marty Peters, Brooks + Scarpa