Project Architect

Andy Martin Architecture

Brick type

London Brick






The Challenge
An Italian restaurant in central London wanted its ceiling to be the heart of a new design that would be a visual interpretation of contemporary Italian taste. 

The Solution
Designed by Andy Martin Architecture, the intricate ceiling was constructed using 32,155 bricks requiring 55 different dimensions to be cut by hand to create a smooth, curved surface. 

Forterra’s plain Fletton bricks were found to have the necessary smoothness and hardness to accommodate the amount of cutting required.

The colour of the bricks was modified by washing with a lime slurry to achieve a soft, elegant but rustic surface.

The Benefits
Visually striking, the sculptural ceiling adds to the dining experience.

The project was shortlisted in the 2017 BDA Brick Awards in the Innovative Use of Brick and Clay Products category. Fucina was awarded Best London Restaurant and Best UK Restaurant at the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

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