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

Mr. Vijay Machigud

Mr. Vijay Machigud

The central wall projection with brick cladding breaks the harmony of the facade, giving it a very subtle look. the pergola and materials, embraces the facade, giving it a sense of uniquness.

Concept: A beautiful villa concept with partial slope and modern planning, with duplex house with garden in front. The slope towards the top balances the entire facade, Making it more elegant.The box projection, Uplifts the bay windows in the facade, Giving it a very elegant look.Verticals in front, Allows diffused light inside and creates light and shadow effect.
Project Type: contemporary house style
Location: kanakpura road
Plot size: 40×60
Built up area: 4000 sft
Project cost: 1.5 crore

Mr. Vijay Patil

Mr. Vijay Patil

Mr. Vijay Patil

Brick jali double hieght wind tunnel exposed brick walls

Concept: Contrast between brick screen and concrete finishes.brick jali on and vertical louvers for ventilation and thermal protection. brick screen is used for the staircase. this brick screen tends to serve as a wall, ventilation feature, aesthetic element.
Project Type: Modern contemporary
Location: Raichur
Plot size: 40×60
Built up area: 3000 sft
Project cost: 1 crore

Mr. Suraj T. M.

Mr. Suraj T. M.

Mr. Suraj T. M.

Playing with mass and geometry, elevation is facilitated with bay windows and tall longitudinal slit windows.

Concept: Design follows a minimal approach towards the facade of the building, with grey and solid massing theme.
Project Type: Minimilistic
Location: RR Nagar
Plot size: 30×50
Built up area: 2500 sft
Project cost: 75 lakh

Mrs. Anuradha B. S.

Mrs. Anuradha B. S.

Mrs. Anuradha B. S.

Replicates the design features of spanish style with arched windows, arched projections, ornamented railing work and beige stucco finish.

Concept: This dual plot attached house, with linear design, with duplex on the upper floors, conprising as a single unit large bunglow in bengaluru, giving a spanish building feeling.
Project Type: Spanish style
Location: Sarjapur road
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 6000 sft
Project cost: 1.5 crore

Mr.Venu

Mr.Venu

Mr.Venu

The building has a subtle and balanced look with overall enhancement of more light into the building with use of shades of grey and white.the use of materials such as exposed brick and stone, provides the building a traditional look . and fusing contemporary style with traditional.

Concept: A morden duplex house concept with spacious and large bedrooms.the principal focus of the house would be the c – boxing projection, cantilevering outwards. also, having wooden verticals and glass railing.
Project Type: A fusion of traditional and contemporary architecture.
Location: JayaNagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 6000 sft
Project cost: 2 crore

Mr. Venkatesh Twin House

Mr. Venkatesh Twin House

Mr. Venkatesh

Simple & modern design with projecting out elements.

Concept: Twin houses, each having 4 bedrooms with ground parking and duplex with terrace garden.
Project Type: Modern Contemporary
Location: Kanakpura Road
Plot size: 60*60
Built up area: 7000 sft
Project cost: 2.5 crore

Mr. Sameer Rao

Mr. Sameer Rao

Mr. Sameer Rao

A mid- century bungalow design with slight contemporary touch to it.Gives a good blend of materials along its exterior facade. Thus, provides a fresh look to the house.

Concept: Sloped roof supported on large columns that marks the double height space, sheltering the entrance area. Brick jali pattern for windows.Stone cladding with grooves in entire facade.Balcony with glass railing with MS supports, giving the house a overall balanced facade.
Project Type: Colonial style
Location: Banagetta road
Plot size: 60*90
Built up area: 8000 sft
Project cost: 3 crore

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.

Mr. Vinay Residence

Mr. Vinay Residence

Mr. Vinay Residence

Exposed rustic brick work, with shades of grey and white used in elevation, making it elegant. wooden vertical louvers and MS pergola .

Concept: The existing floor was ground where the client was presently residing. They wanted a 2BHK house above to be expanded and it has a beautiful contemporary elevation which stands out in the lane which has a lot of old structures.
Project Type: Contemporary house style
Location: JayaNagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 2300 sft
Project cost: 45 lakhs

Mr. Muralli Residence

Mr. Muralli Residence

Mr. Muralli Residence

Vertical louvers in balcony with glass railing in elevation, emphasis the facade. textured exterior facade gives a monotonous contrast design.

Concept: The apartment comprises of stilt and 3 floors with 2BHK residential dwellings and stilt being the parking area and 3rd floor had a duplex unit.
Project Type: Multi-storey building with simple and modern approach.
Location: Bangalore
Plot size: 30×40
Built up area: 15,000 Sft
Project cost: 2 Crore

Dr. Ravichandra Residence

Dr. Ravichandra Residence

Mr. Ravichandran

A three storey colonial style house with a colonnaded porch providing a rich and grand look.

Concept: The colonial style house with double height classical columns provides a royal look to the elevation. The entrance consists of semi circular stairs leading right up to the entrance door. The interiors of the house is contained with spacious living spaces along with terrace garden and a swimming pool.
Project Type: Colonial style
Location: Sahakarnagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 5000 sft
Project cost: 1.5 crores

Mrs. Vishalakshi Residence

Mrs. Vishalakshi Residence

Mrs. Vishalakshi

Linear contemporary architecture, with solids and voids and circular corner projections.

Concept: The apartment comprises of stilt and 3 floors with 2BHK residential rent units and stilt being the parking area and 1 BHK rent house and 3rd floor had a duplex unit for their own purpose. The elevation is very contemporary and since its in a dense residential area we cannot design the elevation to look more linear so we kept it simple and tried to break the elevation into parts.
Project Type: Modern house
Location: RajajiNagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 30X80
Built up area: Approx 5500 sft
Project cost: 95 lakhs

Mr. Appu Metgud’s Residence

Mr. Appu Metgud’s Residence

Mr. Appu Metgud’s Residence

It is a G+1 independent house. 3BHK family unit.

Concept: A contemporary style house with very simplistic design. The house is simple composition of squares & rectangles with projecting balconies with huge windows.Neutral colours combination adds to the contemporary look of the building.
Project Type: Modern simple
Location: Belgam
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 2653 sft
Project cost: 1.2 crore

Mr. Abhishek’s Residence

Mr. Abhishek’s Residence

Mr. Abhishek’s Residence

It is a bungalow with G+1. It is a independent house & part of roof of the house sloped roof.

Concept: A bungalow is a type of building, originally developed in Bengal. Common features of many bungalows includes verandas & being low rise. It is either single story or has a second story built into a slopping roof with dormer windows.
Project Type: Vernacular style farm house
Location: Chikkamagalur
Plot size: 61x40
Built up area: 2940 sft
Project cost: 60 lacks

Mr. Rayappa Gouda patil Residence

Mr. Rayappa Gouda patil Residence

Residence for Mr. Rayappa Gouda patil

A 2 storey contemporary style bungalow with huge picture windows allowing huge amount of light and ventilation into the building.

Concept: This spacious villa is plotted at the centre of the site allowing maximum light and ventilation through the huge spacious setbacks. The entrance porch or the veranda reminds us of the olden traditional style verandas but only reflected back in a contemporary manner. The living space is provided with picture windows. And the house comprises of a courtyard in the central portion with all the rooms of the house overlooking into the courtyard. Thus, this house is a complete contemporary reflection of a traditional style house.
Location: Shahpur, Karnataka
Plot size: 85×90
Built up area: 4300 sft
Project cost:  1 crore

Mrs. Jayabhat Residence

Mrs. Jayabhat Residence

Residence for Mrs. Jayabhat

An independent contemporary style bungalow located in the suburbs of Bangalore.

Concept: This contemporary style house is 3 storeys high with projected bay windows providing beautiful views towards the suburban environment around the house. The projected slab with wooden decking enhances the overall look of the building and it also serves as chajjas to all the windows under it. The pergola in front provides a semi covered shelter to the car parking space and is used to grow various creepers on it to provide shade.
Project Type: Contemporary house style
Location: Idyaranyapura, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 3800 sft
Project cost: 82 lakhs