15.Brick House | A for Architecture
The brick Morden house Design by A for Architecture occupies a land parcel of 800 sq. on the suburban edge of Pune – with a reserve forest on the rear and a dense urban housing on the access road to the front. So, the site creates an interesting opportunity to flip a typical suburban house condition and open up the major public areas to the backyard garden looking towards the forest beyond. Instead of the mundane suburban street, the strategy here is to evoke a feeling of living in a hinterland.
The house is conceived as an introvert form with a solid mass of brick which stands still and bold from outside. The dynamic play of light and volumes is revealed only when one enters and walks through different spaces inside.
Photographs : Hemant Patil