a result that is
solid as a rock.
Franck - Knack Weekend
"The architects also reused many building elements. The most striking example is the claustra facade, made of 'Grote Boomse Steen' (a longer and wider model than the classic Boomse Steen). These were supplied by a local dealer in recycled bricks: Franck. Choosing these larger stones allowed the fencing to be designed without adding a metal suspension. When the facade was finished, there was a surplus of unused bricks, which were used to create a small outdoor staircase in the garden. " Read more at http://karbon.be/
Franck - Bouwen met baksteen
The brick walls play a special role in the architecture of the project. They form both a protective screen and a structuring element for the design of the house in the middle of the garden. DMOA architects reinforced the impression of garden walls with recycled bricks (field kiln bricks from Franck). The massiveness of the walls is accentuated by a version in a wild formation with a dark thin-bed mortar with deeper joints.
The materiality from the outside is extended to the inside of the house by means of the use of brick strips that the contractor has cut from the same recycled bricks. https://www.dmoa.be/