Black Brick in Blackfriars

Black Roben brick at 240 Blackfriars RoadAn impressive 20 storey glass tower and contrasting brick-clad building provide a striking contemporary definition for a pivotal site on the edge of London's Bankside near the Thames and Tate Modern.

Designed by Alford Hall Monaghan Architects (AHMM), 240 Blackfriars Road comprises a sharp-edged glass commercial tower with a starkly contrasting 6 storey residential block, Cubbitt House, clad in dark brick masonry.

European Building Materials helped the architects select and specify the distinctive deep black Faro smooth clinker bricks from German manufacturer Röben.

The dark brickwork over precast provides a handsome and robust visual structure for the 6 storey block, which is carved away to create loggias, terraces and gardens for its 10 residential apartments.

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