The brick flooring extends from the courtyard and garden pathways into the multipurpose hall, where the bricks are laid in decorative patterns.

The brick flooring extends from the courtyard and garden pathways into the multipurpose hall, where the bricks are laid in decorative patterns.

An arched opening in the brick wall of this building in central London leads to a community centre lined internally with glazing that looks out onto garden hidden from the street.

An arched opening in the brick wall of this building in central London leads to a community centre lined internally with glazing that looks out onto garden hidden from the street.

HGR Arquitectos uses orange bricks to build Mexico City apartment block

HGR Arquitectos uses orange bricks to build Mexico City apartment block

Indian house with undulating brick facade

Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Indian house features a gently undulating brick facade that offers shade from the sun

Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat, which features a gently undulating brick facade

Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat

Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Brick Curtain House by Design Work Group, Surat, India

Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat, which features a gently undulating brick facade

"The three contemporary branches of worship – Orthodox, Conservative and Reform – each with their own rooms on the top floor, are connected and united by this space," said Saitowitz. "It's a memory of the original synagogue form of a simple square with a dome – here, the dome of the sky."

Brick facade modelled on a menorah fronts Jewish centre by Natoma Architects

Gallery of Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University / Stanley Saitowitz

"Brick is a vernacular material used extensively in Philadelphia, and especially fine examples of elaborate brickwork surround the site in the Powelton neighbourhood," Saitowitz told Dezeen.

Brick facade modelled on a menorah fronts Jewish centre by Natoma Architects

Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects : Center for Jewish Life - ArchiDesignClub by MUUUZ - Architecture & Design

Stanley Saitowitz's firm Natoma Architects has created a Hillel House for Philadelphia's Drexel University, with a red brick facade designed to reference the branched lampstands used in Jewish homes and temples, as well as the striated garments worn during prayer.

Saitowitz Architects, Raymond G. Perelman Center For Jewish Life, Филадельфия

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