Architects at Sumart Diseno y Arquitectura SAS rethought the iconic rectangular brick. And, just like the unique design of this 3D graphene, the new shape gives it unique properties.

A new innovative brick is paving the way towards more comfortable, affordable, and sustainable architectural solutions in hot climates. Colombian architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro of Sumart Diseño y Arquitectura SAS designed BT - Bloque Termodisipador (HB - Heatsink Brick), a type of clay brick that helps keep buildings naturally cool through smart design. Made with an irregular shape, the brick’s angled and perforated form not only improves the building’s thermal comfort, but also helps reduce material waste and construction time.

In contrast to standard bricks, the BT – Bloque Termodisipador is five-sided and asymmetrical, with a large angled face that helps protect the brick from solar radiation. The bricks are perforated with a porous cellular structure to allow winds to pass through the bricks and dissipate stored heat.

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