Light prefabricated “brick” work (168)

As many times in history, new construction systems or techniques try to reproduce the image of traditional architecture. In this case, nor the technique, nor the final image dislike us; their combination maybe?

We all have in mind the IRCAM building façade panel. Renzo Piano understood that moving to big size prefabricated panels needed to be related with a different way of putting bricks together. 

But, what about the mathematical tile*! Isn’t it a traditional way of erecting light-weight enclosures looking like brick walls? So, if we dislike the solution in this case study, it is not the system's fault but, maybe, it is fault of our lack of references and some prejudices about what things must be.

*mathematical tile > Last image