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Modern Uses of Breeze Blocks

Ever since my visit to Palm Springs I’ve had breeze blocks on my mind. They’re iconic in that part of California as part of the mid century modern style of homes that surged in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s and they’re incorporated into the architecture in the form of screens and walls.

Breeze blocks allow for ventilation but also provide some privacy and sun protection. Another bonus is they are structural so they can be used in place of framing for support. The use of breeze blocks is making a huge comeback as an architectural element for its ornamental look and vintage vibe. It’s a popular addition in the hotter climates of North American and Australia. I found some very creative modern uses for breeze blocks that could be incorporated into different styles of homes as a decorative element.

Yard Enclosure

Yard Fencing

homes to love

 

Courtyard Corner

georgia cannon

 

Decorative Screen

riverland projects

Balustrade

cubic products

 

Wall Adornment

homes to love

 

Outdoor Rooms

architectureau

Framed Entry

diamond roster

 

Deck Privacy

bask & stow

Garage/Carport Wall

cubic products

Outdoor Bench

Outdoor Kitchen Island

ascher smith

Indoor to Outdoor Transition

arch daily

Arbor Support & Bench Backdrop

fig landscapes

Pool Enclosure

bask and stow

Which breeze block installation is your favorite?