Tumbled Thin Brick Success

The AvidXchange complex in Charlotte, NC is receiving industry acclaim for its tumbled thin brick façade in the May/June issue of Masonry Design Magazine. The architect, LS3P Associates, worked with Metromont Corporation and Architectural Polymers to create the precast panel design featuring General Shale thin brick to achieve the old, authentic brick warehouse-type look. The distressed brick was a critical design element for the project to create a modern office complex that would appropriately reflect the historical buildings found in the surrounding area.

AvidXChange Tumbled Brick

AvidXChange Tumbled Brick

Tumbled thin brick has traditionally presented significant challenges for precast concrete. Aside from precast looking too perfect, the beaten edges of the thin brick require dimensional tolerances that were never properly addressed. Architectural Polymers worked closely with Metromont to develop a custom formliner that not only ensures proper brick fit for the tumbled brick, but also features deeper mortar joints to generate shadows and create the look of natural, hand-laid brick.

AvidXChange Tumbled Brick

AvidXChange Tumbled Brick

Architectural Polymers proudly showcases a variety of tumbled brick solutions on our website including custom Versa-Brix® formliners and tumbled thin brick from Röben Tonbaustoffe and General Shale.

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