Best 5 Houses With Exposed Brick & Modern Twist

Published On: Oct 05, 2021

Bricks are the most elementary material required to build a home. But have you ever thought about exposed brick walls as exterior of your house? If you haven't then, don't worry cause we got you covered in our colour contrast "Best 5 Houses With Exposed Brick & Modern Twist." 

In our opinion, an exposed brick wall is one of the best and versatile designing features of a house. Exposed bricks are considered as the best theme of the interior world as it is always a trend. These are used for the decorative theme, rustic or modern look, industrial, warehouse or eclectic look, or a look that brings the warmth of old times to you. According to your arrangement, the interior of exposed brick in India is both traditional and contemporary. 

Bricks are elegant, bold, and have their own distinctive character that enhances their beauty with time. Therefore, these exposed brick walls in the living room will look good in your kitchen too. Using bricks in the kitchen will make it interesting rather than boring. 

Since bricks are easy to maintain, reuse, and are free from several different concerns like peeling, denting, rusting, fading, etc they are always used as a trendsetter. 

Even the architecture and interior designers in India use bricks to turn the ruins into a beautiful work of art due to their ageless beauty. Also, bricks remain cool in hot countries like India, thus used more. In winters, bricks keep the house warm, so that's another reason to use them as an essential building material. 

Moving ahead, let us introduce you to the best "Best 5 Houses With Exposed Brick & Modern Twist."

Brick House In Mysore | By Paradigm

This house with an exposed brick wall exterior was designed by Architecture Paradigm in the year 2012. This house is located in Gundlupet (a small town in Mysore), in the Southern part of India. 

Earthy tiles of clay, stone, cement, wooden draws all are arranged in a form of low-rise extensions. These low-rise extensions reflect the continuous growth nature of the nearby areas. 

This house looks compact from the outside but is spread across 2,400 sq ft. This house is designed with all the modern techniques and encourages a social lifestyle. Even the living and dining areas are double in space and height. 

The most important factor that makes this house a centre of attraction is the use of BRICKS. The bricks are exposed and arranged in such a manner that it entirely looks artistic. 

Corbel House In Bengaluru | By Kamat & Rozario Architecture

The Corbel House in Bengaluru was completed in the year 2018 by the team of interior and architects from Kamat & Rozario Architecture

Their client wanted Kerala's traditional touch in their house, therefore, the team of designers first observed and studied the traditional houses of Kerala. Further, they blend the traditional designs into a new modernized theme and thus created the most elite and exclusive house design under 3,650 sq ft.

They also make sure to wrap the verandah with the living space around it and also display heavy masonry art on the floor including thick arches, columns with carving, etc. And, as described by the architects, they used Kerala for inspiration and then made some changes to give the house a combined traditional and contemporary look. 

The Brick House In Wada | By iStudio Architecture

The Brick house is constructed using two main materials - brick and wood and then modernized to use brick and wood for the interior design of the house. The team of iStudio architecture also used stone, bamboo, and Ferro-cement that exposes the earthy look and feel in every place of the space. 

The Brick house is spread over 2500 sq ft and was completed in the year 2014. It is situated among the rural areas in Wada, near Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The earthy look imparts a great impact on tourists and that's why it is a famous spot for many people to spend their time together whether families or friends.  

The house is designed in such a way that every curve and every peak will take the viewer into a new alley that is for sure giving an organic sweet smell. 

Also, the team ensures that all the positions and sizes of all openings are based on the climatology of the area, natural light flow is regular, and cross-ventilation and passive cooling across every area.

The idea of Brick house came as an inspirational idea from the work of great architect Laurie Baker. Many similar techniques have been applied using local materials that came in handy in terms of price and eco-friendliness.

3R Pavilion House In Ahmedabad | By Patel Vadodaria Design Research Studio

The Pavilion House in Ahmedabad belongs to Mr Parag Shah & Mrs Kajal Shah. They wanted their house to be created between the trees at an elevated level. They also ask their designer Patel Vadodaria Design Research Studio to use the concept of 3R - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with materials, thus the house is now popular with the name - 3R Pavilion House.

Even the entire amount of steel and concrete was decreased by increasing the use of filler slabs and earthen pots, all created by local potters. 

The designers use the unburnt bricks of surkhi waste and ceramic waste lime water for making the masonry strong and beautiful and creative at the same time. 

Even the beer bottles are used with great modernization as they are refilled again as fillers in the walls of the house along with wooden pallets from different packaging industries. 

However, the west direction of the house has many trees that protect the house from severe sunlight and makes the primary sitting of the house led towards the tree foliage. 

Tropical House Urveel In Saniya Hemad | By Design Work Group

Urveel is a residence designed to provide people with a lovely relaxing weekend. The residence is aways from all the city noise and takes you closer to nature. It is situated near the village of Sania Hemad, in Surat, Gujarat, India.

The tropical house Urveel is spread across 900 sq m and was built in 2017 by - Design Work Group. The main design included all the existing trees and plants on the site and to provide them a perfect chance to thrive. At present, there are six mango trees and six to eight Sapodilla trees.

And, to give a more earthy look, designers use materials like fire bricks, granite, cobbles, pebbles (river), wood and other natural materials close to the earth. They also display the partially exposed brick wall inside the house and outside the tropical house.

The plan of the house is divided using two brick walls. One brick wall is linear and the other one is in an L shape that runs everywhere the house. These connect and divide the internal space of the house. 

The designers also used fire bricks in these walls as an essential building material. They have also used props such as jali, opaque and textured walls that help in the formation of the courtyard that is visible from every corner of the tropical house Urveel.

More Contemporary & Modernize Ways to Expose Brick Wall Exterior

It is true that brick walls never go out of trend but using them to create something meaningful, elegant, and contemporary is a work of art. Here we have got you covered with several different styles that you can use anywhere in your house. You can choose any of the styles discussed below such as limewash, mimicking a brick wall, using colour contrast combination, and more. 

Here are the 13 best brick wall designs with exposure.

Let's move ahead,

Brick And Wood Interior Design

Brick And Wood Interior Design

You can use exposed brick walls in your living room along with the innovative use of wood. The combination of bricks and wood interior design will intensify the warmness of the room without much ado. You can further place your dining set or sofa set as per your requirement. But make sure to place a carpet with dark colour and a sofa set of pastel colour that makes the room look contrast, contemporary and modern at the same time. Exposed brick in India is a very old tradition but with creative designing ideas, it has become more and more popular.

Create Your Own Textured Contrast Brick Wall

Create Your Own Textured Contrast Brick Wall

Using an asymmetrical wall of bricks to create a rustic contrast in your study room is a great idea. As shown in the image, you can place your table and chair in front of a textured brick wall that has a white wall adjacent to it to give it a contrast and rustic look. Or you can simply use it for other works, place plants nearby to give a more decent look. Also, using a chair, shelf, and hanging lamp with a metallic touch will complete your rough-textured contrast brick wall look.

A Colour Contrast of Bricks

A Colour Contrast of Bricks

As shown, the cream-coffee colour bricks and carpet along with a toffee brown sofa, dark brown printed curtains, and dark brown furniture displays the use of a colour-contrasting mortar.  And a black-framed fireplace that gives a vintage look to the room is adding a show of 80's look. This living room just looks like a place directly out from a fairy tale or a modernized castle. 

Limewash Your Brick Wall

Limewash Your Brick Wall

Adding a corner of a brick wall with a soft, porous look using a white colour palette is a great idea. It will give your living space a limewash look which you can enhance by hanging a p[ainting of off-colour shades and placing plants with lush green colour. You can also arrange a wooden bench with lower height and place a fur carpet on a patterned light shade mat. This complete loom will make you feel relaxed and create a chilling atmosphere at your place. To give a more limewash look to your brick wall, you can use two or more coats of white paint. 

Frame Your Wall Section

Frame Your Wall Section

Using a brick wall on one side of your kitchen wall and then framing it with perfect white walls is a great way to highlight those red bricks. The best part will be using a contrasting grey colour on the slaps, wooden cabinets, drawers or we can say on the complete kitchen platform. The partially exposed brick wall gives the kitchen a rustic look but also highlights the modernized cabinets and kitchen platform. You can also hang frames or small sections where you can swing your cooking pans or spoons.

Offer A Sneak Peek

Offer A Sneak Peek

The vast majority of the brick walls in this room are painted red and then blend with white plain walls and wooden interior to give sharpness to the room. Adding such a beautiful corner to your house is a great idea. Also, some areas that are exposing bricks offer a sneak peek of that particular room. Such a combination creates a masterpiece and eliminates all the requirements for wall decoration. Though, you can always add more colours using colourful paintings on white plain walls.

Build the Dividing Brick Walls

Build the Dividing Brick Walls

A room with white walls and a dividing brick wall can make anyone's place look wide and spacious. And, a big & wide window on white walls offers fresh air and natural sunlight through. You can even use that space as a book-reader corner or a tea-corner and enjoy the beautiful view at the same time. However, the dark-colored wooden planks on the floor add colour variation in the room without taking much space. 

Layer Your Bricks For Contrast

Layer Your Bricks For Contrast

Using an exposed brick wall with different coloured bricks in your living room adds a pop-up style especially when you use hot pink sofa sets. This corner with layered coloured walls and hot pink sofa sets will always catch your guest's attention and display a spice of your personality. 

Highlight Brick’s History

Highlight Brick’s History

The image shows the use of bricks in an uneven manner to complete the wall. The contrast colour of white and red highlight the rustic old look thus, making it look like a part of history. Using such preservation technique designs at old places is a great idea to describe your house history. 

Create The Torn-Down Effect

Create The Torn-Down Effect

To create the torn-down effect, designers use the grey, black, and white paint in such a manner, that it looks like an old building. The wall looks like it has seen many events for ages. The colour combination used gives a modern touch along with the matte black comfortable couch and a black matte lampstand. 

Mimic The Shape Of The Bricks

Mimic The Shape Of The Bricks

If you don't wanna give your place an industrial touch by using traditional bricks then you can use the brick-shaped tiles that will give a smooth, soft, and shiny touch to your house. The yellow head of a deer is working as an eye-catchy decor and enhancing its white beauty more and more. 

Brick Elevation Homes

Brick Elevation Homes

The use of exposed brick walls is common but gives an aesthetic look every time used for elevation homes. The outer brick exposure keeps your house safe and secure from rain and snow. It also makes your house look more valuable and close to history. If you love history then applying it to your house's outer walls is a great idea!

Let’s Wrap Up

We hope that you have liked the idea of designing your home in a more rustic and old manner. Applying even the sneak peek of brick walls at some corner of your place can enhance its beauty and value without spending a huge amount. Creativity and innovation work together as you have realized in the upper section of the blog, where we discussed the Best 5 Houses With Exposed Brick & Modern Twist. 

For more ideas, you can tread our other classic blogs and make your place the best example of trend follower!