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Use brick decoratively. Brick comes in any color and size imaginable. So vary the color, size, placement and location when laying a brick wall. Also consider changes to the mortar joints. By changing colors at different courses and by deeply raking the horizontal joints while filling the vertical joints flush, Frank Lloyd Wright achieved amazing visual effects.
Let the bricks curve. Brick walls don't have to have 90-degree corners. By its very nature, brick is an ideal material for curving walls. Just look at Thomas Jefferson's serpentine wall at the University of Virginia to see how plastic a brick wall can be.
Make a brick base. Because of its inherent mass and sense of permanence as well as its ability to withstand much that wood cannot, brick makes an ideal base. Use brick to raise the house up when separation from the land below is needed.