Contemporary Home With Brick Jaali Facade Built Using Local Materials | Bhadaginchala Design Architects (BDA)

The project involved building over a two-decade old existing load bearing structure. With economical budget we ensured minimal changes to the main building, that resulted in building over the existing walls mimicking the size of spaces as below. This resulted in slightly less flexibility. The spaces then were strategically zoned out to receive maximum ventilation by their positioning and size of openings and the movement between the spaces was designed to be seamless.

Contemporary Home With Brick Jaali Facade Built Using Local Materials | Bhadaginchala Design Architects (BDA)

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The challenge was to create an experience so the user feels that the spaces are easily accessible and the size of the spaces though restricted goes unnoticeable.

The Residence has an empty plot in the north with the access from the road to the west. This meant constant exposure of two sides of the building. With the hot climatic condition, it was essential to tackle the excessive heat and dust.

We introduced the peripheral corridor, an age-old practice of providing an offset of the external wall to reduce the heat gain, and treated the façade with the brick jaali wall. Thus we designed a contemporary home with brick jaali facade built using local materials and labours on an existing structure.

The jaali wall was a new element introduced to the team of local masons. There was initial hesitation and resistance regarding the inculcation of such a Jaali wall.

But by maintaining a good dialogue and multiple attempts at experimenting with the right angle of the bricks to form the pattern, to the ration of solid and void in the pattern wall itself, we arrived at what is at site.

This idea was finally a triumph with the team and the client who were totally satisfied with the end result. The bedrooms and other private sections were positioned to the west and the communal areas were positioned to the east.

Being sustainable by working with the existing structure to sourcing labour and materials locally, and mainly catering to the climate and keep the interiors cooler was some of the challenges that we faced and strived to iterate with as many possible solutions.


Designed by : Bhadaginchala Design Architects (BDA)

Project Type : Restoration / Renovation / Residential Architecture

Project Name : The RENOME

Location : Ballari, Karnataka, India

Year Built : 2022

Duration of the project : 10 months

Plot Area : 2400 sq.ft

Built-up Area : 1585 sq.ft

Project Size : 4755 sq.ft

Project Cost : 45 lakhs

Principal Architects : Ar. Bhargav Bhadaginchala & Bharath Kumar

Photograph Courtesy : Akhil Ponnuru

Videography : Neha Janekunte

Infographics : Rachit jain & Hemanshu Patwari

Curator : Ar. Akshatha Hariharan

Products / Materials / Vendors : Finishes –Stylish living / Wallcovering / Cladding – Pankaja plywoods Construction Materials – Exposed bricks, JSW steel / Lighting – PASSOLITE, Greatwhite / Doors and Partitions – Locally available teak / Sanitaryware – Grohe / Facade Systems – Kommerling, MS steel Windows – Kommerling / Furniture – IKEA / Flooring – Stylish living / Kitchen – Hafele / Paint – Asian paints / Wallpaper – Best of bharath, Dune /Hardware – Pankaj plywoods.

Firm’s Instagram Link : Bhadaginchala Design Architects (BDA)


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