Study in masonry


A new all-masonry student centre on the campus of the Hopkins School, a private educational facility in New Haven,  Connecticut, is described and illustrated.  The two-storey structure complements existing buildings by using original brick, stone and ornamental precast concrete.  It incorporates flat and round brick arches, four large brick chimneys with cast stone caps and keys, and hundreds of other cast stone pieces.  The brickwork was matched to the older buildings by blending two different coloured bricks with different surfaces in a 3:1 ratio.  A major construction challenge was installing more than 75000 bricks  in a Flemish bond arrangement with a random colour pattern.   

Primary author(s): Granitto D


Source: Masonry Constr.


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