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Handmade Elongated Bricks Cover The Exterior Of This Home

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

MoDusArchitects has sent us photos of a modern home they recently completed in South Tyrol, Italy, that’s faced in handmade bricks.

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

The home, located in a small town and surrounded by vineyards, appears as a single-family house, however, it’s actually divided into two separate units, one for the main family, and a smaller one for visiting guests.

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

The elongated bricks, which have thickened mortar joints, move from the ground up in dark muddy grey tones to lighter sandy tones to create a vibrant, tactile surface.

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

Here’s a closer look at the handmade bricks, the colors, and the thick mortar joints.

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light, and blackened steel channels sunk into the wall of the home.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

Blackened steel channels sunken into the walls of the home serve as window lintels and act as a contrasting element on the exterior.

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light, and blackened steel channels sunk into the wall of the home.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light, and blackened steel channels sunk into the wall of the home.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

Materials like brick, terracotta, lime plaster, steel, wood, and glass also feature throughout the home.

A modern home features one side with plenty of windows.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

One side of the home has a curved design with plenty of windows that optimize the sun exposure for the interior spaces.

A modern home features handmade elongated bricks ranging from dark to light.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

Inside the home, the living room has a double-height ceiling, curved glass windows, and a sculptural fireplace.

A modern living room with a double-height ceiling and curved glass windows.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern living room.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern living room with a sculptural fireplace surround.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A sculptural fireplace surround.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

The opposite side of the living room is where the kitchen and dining area are located, with a door off the dining room connecting to the yard.

A modern living room is open to the nearby kitchen and dining area.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A wood-framed door connects the dining room with the outdoor space.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

In other areas of the home, there’s a wall of cabinetry that includes a padded built-in bench.

A wall of cabinetry includes a padded built-in bench.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
A wall of cabinetry includes a padded built-in bench.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

The home has two floors above ground and one below, with wood stairs connecting the spaces.

Modern wood stairs lead to a hallway with a wall of wood cabinets.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
Modern wood stairs lead to a hallway with a wall of wood cabinets.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
Modern wood stairs lead to a hallway with a wall of wood cabinets.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
A modern staircase with rope detail.
Photography ©Paolo Abate
Modern wood stairs lead to a hallway with a wall of wood cabinets.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

A second built-in bench, this time located beneath a window, can be found at the end of some wood cabinets that line the wall.

A wall of wood cabinets ends at a built-in bench underneath a window.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
A wall of wood cabinets ends at a built-in bench underneath a window.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit

In one of the bedrooms, the brick wall continues from the exterior through to the interior, while a balcony can be accessed through a sliding wood-framed glass door.

In this modern bedroom, the brick wall continues from the exterior through to the interior, while a balcony can be accessed through a sliding wood-framed glass door.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

In another bedroom an upholstered headboard lines the wall, while cabinets are located above the bed.

In this modern bedroom, an upholstered headboard lines the wall, while cabinets are located above the bed.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

In a kid’s bedroom, a small niche with a shelf acts as a bedside table.

In a kid's bedroom, a small niche with a shelf acts as a bedside table.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

In one of the bathrooms, there’s built-in cabinetry, a double vanity, and a freestanding bathtub.

In this modern bathroom, there's built-in cabinetry, a double vanity, and a freestanding bathtub.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
In this modern bathroom, there's built-in cabinetry, a double vanity, and a freestanding bathtub.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

A walk-in closet lined in wood has a pill-shaped mirror that complements other arched accents found around the home.

A walk-in closet lined in wood has a pill-shaped mirror that complements other arched accents found around the home.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

In another bathroom, the vanity has a soft mint green vanity.

This modern bathroom has a soft minty green vanity.
Photography ©Paolo Abate

The lower level of the home features terrazzo stair treads, while the clay of the square cotto tiles has been used as aggregates mixed in the thick, lime-based plasterwork of the walls.

The lower level of this home features terrazzo stair treads, while the clay of the square cotto tiles has been used as aggregates mixed in the thick, lime-based plasterwork of the walls.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
The lower level of this home features terrazzo stair treads, while the clay of the square cotto tiles has been used as aggregates mixed in the thick, lime-based plasterwork of the walls.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
The lower level of this home features terrazzo stair treads, while the clay of the square cotto tiles has been used as aggregates mixed in the thick, lime-based plasterwork of the walls.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
The lower level of this home features terrazzo stair treads, while the clay of the square cotto tiles has been used as aggregates mixed in the thick, lime-based plasterwork of the walls.
Photography ©Gustav Willeit
Design: MoDusArchitects | Project Team: Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol, Martina Salmaso | Structural and Safety Engineer: ??Ing. Rodolfo Senoner | Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: P.I. Jochen Cristofoletti | Lighting Consultant: Lichtstudio Eisenkeil | Domotics Consultant: ProgPlan s.r.l. | Klimahaus Consultant: Ing. Giovanni Cutrone, Restartec s.r.l. | General Contractor: Bernard Bau GmbH | Site Work and Excavation: Pertoll H. & E. OHG | Mechanical and Plumbing Installation: Heizungsbau GmbH | Electrical Installation: Elektro Zuber KG

Source: Contemporist

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