The Brick Cur­tain House by De­sign Work Group is an out­come of a sus­tain­able and func­tional amal­ga­ma­tion for the liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment

The Brick Cur­tain House by De­sign Work Group is an ex­pres­sion of the owner’s affin­ity to na­ture, and an out­come of a sus­tain­able and func­tional amal­ga­ma­tion for the liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment that also houses an of­fices

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The lay­out of the house is or­ga­nized such that pri­vate zones like kitchen, din­ing and bed­room are ac­com­mo­dated at the in­ner side. The pub­lic zone in the front con­tains semi-open spa­ces with a dou­ble height liv­ing area in the cen­ter. On the third floor, the home of­fice merges with the ter­race gar­den. While one side of the house is en­cased in con­crete, the other is in brick. In the in­te­ri­ors, the ex­posed brickwork is com­ple­mented by wooden fur­ni­ture, mar­ble floor­ing, and muted colours of large ar­eas of ex­posed con­crete. The spa­tial or­ga­ni­za­tion brought with it a big cli­matic chal­lenge as the front fa­cade with large sur­face ar­eas stood ex­posed to the west, in­ten­si­fy­ing the heat gain through­out the day. To re­duce the heat gain, the ar­chi­tects de­cided to use Brick - a mo­d­ule that is raw and nat­u­ral and can help create pro­jec­tions to re­duce the heat­ing ef­fect.

We chose brick as it is a sim­ple earthy mo­d­ule that comes to­gether to form a com­plex el­e­ment that stands against harsh cli­matic con­di­tions and ap­pears beau­ti­ful Prin­ci­pal De­sign­ers Bharat Pa­tel, Di­nesh Suthar, Ji­ten­dra Sa­bal­para

The brick façade has un­evenly placed bricks, pro­trud­ing in and out. As the façade needs to shade the cen­tral in­door en­vi­ron­ment, the two ends are straight with­out bulges, giv­ing the un­du­la­tions in the cen­ter a firm hold. The cen­tral por­tion is di­vided into three parts, each hav­ing three bulges in a se­ries. To struc­turally hold the huge façade of 83 lay­ers, ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal re­in­force­ment was added. The cho­sen form served two pur­poses: in­di­vid­u­ally, the brick mo­d­ule shades it­self, and the con­vex bulges in the wall shade the lower con­cave bulges. The brick façade pro­vides an in­ter­est­ing back­drop for the liv­ing area and other in­ter­ac­tive spa­ces, bring­ing sim­plic­ity and in­tegrity to the de­sign.

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