Project Name: Brickly Affair
Practice: Greyscale Design studio
Firm Location: Bengaluru, India
Completion year: 2018
Gross Built up Area: 325 sqm
Project Location: Bengaluru, India
Lead Architects: Girish Mysore, Sanjay Kumar, Magesh Manohar, Ninu Ahluwalia, Shashil Bidare
Engineering: Sri Neralu Constructions
Structural Consultants: R&J Associates
Landscape Consultants: GreyScale Design Studio
MEP Consultants: GreyScale Design Studio
Interior + Furniture: Anushri Bhattacharya
Photo Credits: Anand Jaju
(Text as submitted by architect)
It was a joy to design for interactive clients as sushma and srinidhi who come with a design view and vision on how they want their abode to feel like. They wanted the language of rawness of material to speak in their house. Emphasis has been to bring about maximum beauty of every raw material used and let it speak. The diagonally placed brick structure forms the facade of the house.
This not only creates a beautiful fascia but also helps bring the out inside home during day and showcases the play of inside light at night. The interiors are created using concrete, mild steel, wood and terracotta. All these materials interact with each other very well and lends its beauty seamlessly to one another.
The focal-point of the house is the open kitchen which overlooks the garden on one side and internal green courtyard on the other. The pantry is built in a way that it extends to become the dining table as well, and entire family spends a substantial part of their day there.
There are 3 levels to the house. 1st is for interaction, 2nd for living area for parents and kids and 3rd for grand parents to stay and 2 terraces for relaxed evenings. The requirements of rain water harvesting, composting etc have also been inculcated. The louvered windows opens into the central courtyard overlooking the well grown greenery and sound of flowing water.