The Brick Veil | Monsoon Collective

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Project Name: The Brick Veil

Practice: Monsoon Collective

Firm Location: Edappally, Kochi, Kerala, India

Completion year: 2020

Gross Built up Area: 197 sqm

Project Location: Aluva, Kochi, Kerala, India

Lead Architects: Ar. Manoj Madhu

Photo Credits: Marc Frames

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Excerpt: The “Brick Veil” is a residential Architecture project designed by the Monsoon Collective, in Kochi, India. A sky-lit courtyard at the centre draws the focus with a literal circle placed at the heart of a water wall that escalates its spatial quality during monsoons.

Project Description

(“Text as submitted by the Architects”)

The “Brick veil” was built for two young assistant professors looking for a residence that reflects the traditional Naalukettu style. A site that is surrounded by trees threw the opportunity to absorb various degrees of greens into the house, without compromising privacy.

The entrance is greeted by a court on the left side of the veranda, showing a glimpse of green that is about to be envisioned as a whole inside the living room. The living room by the corten steel bay window allows the southern rays to create a patterned shadow to elevate the tranquillity of the space.

Entrance
Living room

A sky-lit courtyard at the centre draws the focus with a literal circle placed at the heart of a water wall that escalates its spatial quality during monsoons. An open planning that segregates the spaces with a transitional courtyard imparts continuity and accomplishes the unchained movement of air.

Courtyard niche

Minimal and mixed usage of materials with a predominance of brick and wood is a conscious effort to narrate reminiscences of the monsoon land. Apart from the light and shadow play, the ‘brick façade’ veils the inside of the house from the harsh south sun.

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