BRICK USE IN RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE

BRICK USE IN RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE

BRICK USE IN RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE

Bricks are one of the oldest building materials that humans got adapted into and they were hand made.

India goes back as early as 3000 BC in Early Indus Valley Cities such as Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Mehrgarh.

Production of bricks increased massively after an independent style of brick architecture, known as brick Gothic flourished into places where there was no supply of stone.

The components of a brick have varied over the period of time, taking into consideration the climatic conditions, availability of materials and etc.

The Natural color and texture of a brick adds up to the ambiance without any effort. They can be used to create an earthy look to the surroundings.

Clay bricks are naturally energy efficient. They have exceptional thermal properties like the ability to store heat and then slowly release it. They adapt well with winter and Summer Clay bricks are also one of the most sustainable green building materials. They are also recyclable, hence not adding up to the Carbon footprint.

Bricks are known for their versatility. They are highly economical, they add texture to a place, low maintenance cost, reusable and recyclable, very good compressive strength.

Brick is also known for its high compressive strength and load bearing capabilities. Bricks have be used along with cement and reinforcement bars to build foundations, walls, load bearing columns and beams. It can greatly double as an aesthetic and a structural element which is also highly economical.

They can be majorly classified into two. Burnt and Sun-dried bricks. Sun-dried is usually used for temporary and non-expensive structures whereas Burnt bricks can be used in numerous ways.

The Assembling of brick during a design execute plays a huge roll. They can be aesthetically arranged as jaalis, arches, vaults and many more.

The various permutations and combinations of laying of bricks can lead in an interesting visual effect on the user. They can be used to create jaali’s . These can be used as facade partitions, internal partitions, and even activity patterns. The standard brick can be assembled Diagonally, vertically and laterally.

In many circumstances, the brick is also used to highlight the elevation of a building by using it as a facade element. For example, Indian Coffee House by Laurie Baker. It has a circular structure with no a few unassembled brick cavities that function as ventilation. This building stands out in the surroundings because of the vibrant color of the brick and the unusual form.

Another very well-known building is Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. Designed by Louis Khan, it is one of the best examples to consider brick as a versatile material. It has a highly attractive and unique facade created by bricks.

PRAHLAD D N

PRAHLAD D N

PRAHLAD D N

Project: PRAHLAD D N Residence

Location: Jayanagar 7th Block, Bangalore
Plot Size 100×160 feet
Requirements:  Basement Car parking 6 Nos
                         Ground floor Landscape, Swimming Pool, and Party Hall
                         Typical three-floor (Each floor 4 BHK)
                         Terrace – Landscape, Common seating and get together space.
BUA: 25000 SFT
Design Style: Contemporary style.
Project Cost: 5 Crore

Ramakrishna P

Ramakrishna P

Mr. Ramakrishna

Plot size: 40×50
Requirements: Ground floor  –  parking + One BHK (Rental)
                         FIRST Floor  –  own 2.5 BHK
Project cost: 75 Lakh
Design Style: Classic Architecture
Built Up Area – 3000 SFT
Location : Yelahanka, Bangalore

Space saving ideas for your home

Space saving ideas for your home

Space saving ideas for your home

No matter how big our house is, we always seem to need more space. Maybe it’s for keeping something important to you or storing things away. Using space cleverly and judiciously can help a lot with this. You can use space you already have differently, a win-win in my opinion.

So here are some space-saving tips you can use in your home.

Use your stairs!

Chances are, you have a blank wall at the bottom side of your stairs that just sits there. Definitely put that space to use- either put a hanging shelf that takes a few minutes for installation, or you can make it a library with multiple shelves. Put up a few hangers and you can use it as a coat or hat hanger. Or you can create a space beneath the stairs to make it into a personalised nook- a pantry, a kennel, a reading corner, a meditation corner etc. You can even put in shelves within the stairs so each stair will have a shelf underneath. The possibilities are endless!

Bathroom cabinets

There is just so much potential space to be used in the bathroom. In Indian households, the under-sink area tends to be ignored- especially in the case of pedestal sinks. However, there are shelves that are designed specifically to fit under pedestal sinks. Or you could just attach some sort of curtains underneath the sink and store things away without anyone being able to see it. If your sink is attached directly to the wall- the better! You can put in shelves, baskets etc. When you get sinks for a new home preferably get one with storage facilities.

Cupboards

This may seem like I’m stating the obvious- of course cupboards help in storage, but hear me out. Most cupboards aren’t used to their full potential, which wastes precious space. We have cupboards with just a hanging rack for clothes and the space beneath is completely wasted. You could add shelves to such cupboards and store shoes or something else and the extra space beneath it. Having a section with shelves within the cupboard can also help store your pyjamas and inner wear- stuff that you don’t necessarily hang up. Think of how you can organise to save space within the space you store things itself.