Clinkers are both a building material and a design element. They have a significant impact on the external appearance of a building and characterise the aesthetic perception of single streets, quarters, cities and whole landscapes.
With Brick Expressionism which developed in the 1920s, clinker gained new aesthetic importance. Brick Expressionism had its densest distribution in the Rhine-Ruhr area, developing the character of a regional style. During post-war years the significance of brick facades as a visual element declined, however maintained its relevance as a profitable building material.
Modern architecture shows a clear trend towards clinker bricks. Architects, artists and builders appreciate the different creative possibilities this building material offers and often use it to put their buildings into the spotlight and give their buildings an individual appearance.
Janinhoff Klinkermanufaktur is proud of having been involved in these developments. We are looking forward to continuing to be a trust worthy partner and support to architects and artists in unique ground-breaking projects in the future.
These great projects include for example: