"Each material was used in its own nature," says Alter. While brick was used to enclose certain parts of the home, it was also used decoratively. Here, brickwork on the front entryway plays with light and shadows.
Looking at the bricks next to the front door, it looks like the ⅓ overlap of the bond above has been pixelated with some random relief. Cut bricks are turned and projected slightly to create the interesting texture that is highlighted by shadows at certain times of the day.
Interesting use of brick. Article notes a more modern approach with the brick is to have them overlap by 1/3 and this gives a more modern edge to brick. It als establishes a strong vertical line. Even suggested different color mortar for top and bottom.