More ideas from Bohdan | 2010-01-03 clinker bricks on hawthorne | There is a wonderful building on SE Hawthorne in Portland, OR and the front facade is built using clinker bricks which gives a fascinating texture and look to the structure. Here's a definition of the term: "Originally discarded because they were discolored or distorted, around 1920 clinker bricks were re-discovered by Craftsmen architects to be usable, distinctive, and charming in detailing. The name "clinker brick" come...

Clinker-Brick Apartment house on SE Hawthorne - Clinker bricks are created when they are too near the fire in the kiln and form odd shapes. Generally they aren't used in building, but this shot shows what a unique appearance they can give a building.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge / X+Living

Shanghai studio XL-Muse has recently completed Yangzhou Zhongshuge, a library located in Zhen Yuan, China. The designers took inspiration from the stores waterside location, as well as the areas arched bridges.