Glass brick is a key element in architecture, as it is a structural piece that can decorate the environment offering endless advantages. They increase the natural light due to the translucent feature of the glass and can have the function of dividing environments, providing a lighter space without the use of masonry walls.
Its use is a great alternative for those who are decorating a small environment, with the entrance of luminosity, the feeling of amplitude is bigger, besides making the house more cozy and pleasant.
For those looking to break the monotony of the walls, you can use the glass bricks to assemble a more attractive composition. Found mostly in bathrooms and kitchens, they can fit into any type of environment, leaving the most modern residence. After all, it is a stylish, versatile and cost-effective part.
Types of bricks and glass blocks
There are three types of glass brick: fixed, cast and colored. Here are the main differences between them:
Traditional and fixed
The traditional glass brick is an all closed block and the main function is to capture lighting. What varies in this model is the type of finish that can be smooth, fluted, corrugated and others.
Leaked and ventilated
The open glass brick is ideal for replacing windows, with the advantage of maintaining privacy and still bring air circulation into the environment in which it is installed. An important observation is to choose a place that is already covered from the outside, so that the wind and rain do not enter the environment.
For those who want to insert vibrant colors and have a more cheerful atmosphere, there are several shades of glass brick. However, because they are colored, the capture of light from the exterior ends up being reduced more than in a traditional colorless model.
Glass Brick Price: How Much Does It Really Cost?
Even if it is a brick, the glass block certainly has a higher cost than the ceramic blocks. Both are sold per unit and are found in most construction and refurbishment stores across the country
A ceramic block, known as brick Bahia, has a more attractive cost, from R $ 1.40 per unit. The traditional smooth glass block has an approximate cost of R $ 8.00 per unit. Wavy models can range from $ 12.00 to $ 17.00, depending on the manufacturer. The colors range from $ 17.00 to $ 35.00. The cast and ventilated models can cost between R $ 16 and R $ 28.
Pictures of environments with bricks and blocks of glass
To know the best option from where to use the glass block / brick, trust some ideas and references that we have separated for you to be inspired:
Glass brick in bathroom
The bathroom is a popular place to use the glass blocks. Usually they are used to separate a part of the bathroom, like the box and even as an alternative to windows, using the cast model. Check out some inspirations of use in bathrooms:
Picture 1 - Even being made with glass, the bricks maintain the necessary privacy.
Picture 2 - In the toilet, the glass block allows to increase the illumination of a small area.
Picture 3 - Make a different composition to create a movement in the wall.
Picture 4 - The glass brick allows the rays of light to enter in a controlled way in the environment.
Picture 5 - The separation of the bathroom stall with glass brick is an interesting approach.
Picture 6 - Wall with half masonry and glass brick.
Image 7 - Curvilinear wall for a central box with glass blocks.
Figure 8 - In this project, we chose glass blocks on the side wall of the bathtub , resembling a window.
Picture 9 - Wall next to the window with glass brick.
Picture 10 - Glass brick with greenish finish separates the tub from the toilet.
Image 11 - Rectangular glass brick on side wall of box.
Picture 12 - The bathroom gains more clarity without losing intimacy.
Image 13 - Large blocks of glass in a proposal with rustic ceiling.
Picture 14 - Replace the small bathroom window with blocks of glass.
Picture 15 - Oval box with walls of glass blocks.
Image 16 - Yard with glass brick wall.
Picture 17 - Brick of blue glass to decorate the wall.
Picture 18 - Another example of separation between the box and the rest of the bathroom.
Image 19 - The side wall of the box was made partially with large blocks of glass.
Image 20 - Glass blocks can be used near the bathtub while maintaining privacy.
Glass brick in the kitchen
Glass blocks can be great allies for anyone who wants to create a distinctive effect on the kitchen wall. They also cater for those who want to expand the natural lighting of the environment. Here are some reference projects:
Picture 21 - Kitchen and service area with glass brick.
Picture 22 - In this project, the glass bricks bring a more hygienic and ample sensation of the kitchen, facilitating the preparation of the meal.
Image 23- Inserting them in the upper part of the environment is the best option to have better lighting.
Picture 24 - Another perspective of the kitchen above.
Image 25 - Replace the masonry wall with a glass brick.
Glass brick in living room
Rooms can use blocks with some creativity to create unique separations between environments. The interleaved use of bricks as well as the use of colored blocks can give a unique effect that only your living room has. Here are some examples:
Image 26 - The glass brick is ideal to give lightness to the look of the environment.
Image 27 - Composition with colored and frosted bricks in the room.
Image 28 - Example of application of corrugated glass brick.
Picture 29 - It can compose together with a metallic structure.
Image 30 - Another perspective of the same project above.
Image 31 - Glass brick in modern style.
Image 32 - Niche assembled with glass brick.
Image 33 - Highlight the entrance with the glass wall.
Image 34 - The range is ideal for those who need a little light in the environment.
Picture 35 - Create partitions in small spaces.
Picture 36 - Make a composition with the classic translucent and colorful version.
Image 37 - Rooms gain more breadth and clarity.
Glass brick in corridors and stairs
Picture 38 - A corridor with the amplified illumination.
Image 39 - The wall with the glass blocks leaves the space of the ladder in prominence.
Picture 40 - Mount a picture on the wall so that it is harmonious with the proposal.
Image 41 - Here it was installed with the function of illuminating all the space next to the stairs.
Glass Brick in Home Offices and Offices
Picture 42 - Adding natural lighting in the home office.
Picture 43 - Home office with glass brick curving wall.
Image 44 - Walls lined with glass brick.
Picture 45 - Partition made with glass brick.
Image 46 - Create tiles by mixing colored tiles.
Glass brick in the room
Picture 47 - How about replacing the masonry with glass bricks in the bedroom?
Image 48 - Glass bricks separating wall from bedroom and bathroom.
Image 49 - Room with glass brick wall.
Facades and external areas
Image 50 - Facade with glass brick.
Image 51 - Body guard with glass brick.
More pictures of environments with glass bricks
Image 52 - Curved wall with glass brick in clean environment.
Image 53 - Another perspective of the same project above.
Picture 54 - The cool thing is to make a mix with the different finishes of the glass bricks.
Picture 55 - Add a charm in the lighting of the corridors or waiting rooms.
Image 56 - Example of window that can be made with glass blocks.
Image 57 - Break the monotony and make a detail on the walls.
Image 58 - Environment with wall of glass blocks in L.
Image 59 - Give your reception more clarity.
Image 60 - In this project, we chose glass blocks instead of window.
We hope all of these references have helped you find the right inspiration to apply the glass blocks to your project. Continue browsing our website to learn more about decoration and construction.