Students make artwork from bricks

News - 07 September 2022 - Communication BK

Four students of the BK master and bachelor and two teachers have designed an artwork with dry stackable bricks for the exhibition BAKSTEEN | BRICK in the KAdE art gallery in Amersfoort. The title of the work is 'What do you want, brick?' Does a brick want to be a wall?

CrinkleCrankle Wall

The design is a variation on the historic crinklecrankle or ‘snake’ walls. A stone wall that stands stable because of its twists and turns. In preparation, many studies were carried out - both with bricks and profiles, as well as in simple Lego. In the design, five higher ‘merlons’ were made in typical Dutch dressings: Dutch cross bond, common or English bond, Flemish bond, Monk bond and a stretcher bond with quarter overlaps. These wall piers are connected by meandering walls in special patterns that are transformations of one pattern into another. Use was made of the dry stacking system whereby the bricks were drilled with 2x4 holes on both sides, with which they were stacked on studded layer profiles. The work consists of approx. 6100 bricks.


The BAKSSTEEN I BRICK exhibition can be seen from 10 September to 8 January 2023 in the KAdE art hall, in the Elleboogkerk and at various locations in the city of Amersfoort. Many work of Dutch and foreign artists and architects is shown or even specially made for the exhibitionare also be on show with their contribution.

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The students Nathan Chan, Sacha Oberski, Tobias Macchione and Dirk Hogeveen worked together with the teachers Koen Mulder and Rufus van den Ban, both form the department AE&T.

  • This system has also been applied in the Quay Wall Garden project behind the Delft train station.
  • View the studies made in Lego here.
  • More information about the exhibition BAKSTEEN | BRICK can be found here.