Top 10 brick houses in India
Brick houses look elegant and has its own character. Brick as the material by itself has many benefits which is why it is generally used in India from years. Brick is easy to maintain, easy to reuse in renovation, no concerns of peeling, denting, rotting or fading. Brick is a material which looks better with age. Brick house in summer remains cooler and in winters store heats and radiates it back to you making you feel warm. These all reason combines together and still make possible for brick houses to construct. Here is the collection of top 10 brick in India which is worth checking out.
Contemporary brick house , located in Mysore city in a municipal layout the site measures 50 X 80 feet with the shorter side facing the road along the southern edge.
An L-shaped planform helps us organize the diverse programmatic concerns of a house for a family of four which is an amalgamation of function and desires; individual vs collective, public vs private, formal vs informal, immediacy vs slowness, largeness vs intimate, openness vs security etc. The shorter arm along the east-west direction houses the public spaces whereas the longer arm along the north-south direction over two levels houses the more private needs of the house.The L-shaped plan also helped us appropriate the unbuilt into an identifiable private rear courtyard or the outdoor room and the transitional forecourt addressing the street. The private courtyard can be seen as an anchor around which the house works. These spaces extend out into this outdoor room which is treated as a pleasure garden punctuated with water, trees, and decks encouraging informal engagement with the natural.
The design developed from the client’s brief, which was to have a modern house inspired by the family’s roots in Kerala, India.We looked towards traditional palace construction of Kerala for inspiration.
We noticed a few key features that most of these structures portrayed, such as – the veranda that wrapped the living spaces all around, the appearance of a heavy masonry base on the ground floor, with thick arches and carved columns and a first floor which appeared to be lighter in terms of materials and overall treatment.
The Agraharam House was designed for Srikanth and Gita who were looking for a traditional South-Indian ‘agraharam’ house, well ventilated with courtyards. This was the design cue that was taken forward in Srikanth House.
A traditional agraharam house is a long rectangular temple street house stacked around the four streets that bound the temple. These street-fronted houses have a deep social and cultural value in their organisation of space – being narrow and linear, the hierarchy of rooms range from public areas up front to the more private family spaces deeper in.
Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat, which features a gently undulating brick facade that offers shade from the sun.
The building’s location at the intersection of two roads informed the architects’ decision to divide it into two contrasting zones – one encased in concrete and the other in brick.“The site is a part of the residential area on a corner plot approached from the road on the west edge,” explained the studio, which is based locally. “The layout was organised so that the private zone was at the inner side, and public zone at the front.”
The interior design of a country house in loft style for a young family. The basis of the project is the principle of dividing the space into a public and private zone. On the ground floor, there is a communal kitchen-living-dining area, guest bedroom, guest bathroom. Climbing the stairs to the second floor, the owners of the house fall into a private space. On the second floor, there is a master bedroom, a nursery (study), another bedroom and a bathroom. There is also an exit to the terrace.
It is a project for a luxury retreat with a rural, nature-inspired flavor.‘Bonochhaya’ is an exclusive housing project themed around the heritage of Shantiniketan, which as a place, is a tribute to the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore.Built as the client Interaction zone for ‘Bonochhaya’, the experience centre for this development is designed to bring out all these aspects and more. It consists all essential functions of meeting spaces, presentation areas, discussion zones, set in the environment showcasing the local flavor as a unique selling feature of the project.
Urveel is a weekend residence, away from the city noises, into the woods. Located in the village of Sania Hemad in Surat district, Urveel represents the character of earth in its true sense. The 900 sq m bungalow rests on the edge of the village, in a quiet zone, and within the heart of nature. There were six mango trees and 6 to 8 huge sapodilla trees on the site.
The residence designed for Mr Sachin Patel is a perfect example of the interplay between the contemporary and classical style of architecture. In an attempt to blur the lines between the new and the old, thus Kalrav was designed. It overlooks a lake making it a pleasurable place to live.
The approach to the bungalow is through a linear driveway sided by coconut trees and landscape at sides in an organic pattern; with the flooring that integrates stones that run in a circular fashion.