Brick House in Mysuru by Architecture Paradigm




PROJECT FACT FILE:

Name: Brick House
Location: Mysuru, Karnataka
Year of Completion: 2016
Plot Area: 3,800 sq.ft
Built-up Area: 3,100 sq.ft
Project Cost: 4,500 per sq.ft
Architecture & Interiors: Architecture Paradigm
Principal Architects: Sandeep J, Late. Vimal Jain and Manoj Ladhad

DESCRIPTION:
An L shaped plan form helps us organize the diverse programmatic concerns of a house for a family of four which is amalgamation of function and desires; individual vs collective, public vs private, formal vs informal, immediacy vs slowness, largeness vs intimate, openness vs security etc. The shorter arm along the east west direction houses the public spaces whereas the longer arm along the north south direction over two levels houses the more private needs of the house .The L shaped plan also helped us appropriate the unbuilt into an identifiable private rear courtyard or the outdoor room and the transitional forecourt addressing the street. The private courtyard can be seen as an anchor around which the house works. These spaces extend out into the this outdoor room which is treated as a pleasure garden punctuated with water, trees and decks encouraging informal engagement with the natural. Open spaces along the west is integrated into the longer arm blurring the boundaries between inside and the outside.

This organizational relationship of the built with the open spaces signifies our design intent of outdoors forming a integral and a crucial part of the living experience. Open spaces become counterpoints to the serial nature of the urban subdivided neighborhood where open spaces are usually about residues as a result of byelaws and the land is treated as an commodity to be exploited.

The house is designed to bring in a sense of intimacy and connection through subtle changes in the scales of the various spaces. We looked at the material of modernity, reinforced concrete forming the armature along with the traditional brick forming walls, floors , screens and vaults defining the spaces bringing in a sense of warmth. Privacy and security screens are made with brick and mild steel flats ,here the slenderness of the steel flat and its tendency to bend over long lengths is addressed with brick spacers which stiffens and integrates the individual flats to create unique textural surface. Fabricated steel stair over the skylight along the western wall leading to the terrace is detailed to enable maintenance of the skylight glass below it, Here the tread is detailed to incorporate a swiveling mechanism to allow for the access to the glass beneath it. All of this is complemented by harnessing natural light to create experiences and spaces the family can identify with and cherish.

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17 Comments

  1. Prashant Singh
    May 10, 2018
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    Thank u sir for mentioning Price&Area. Really Motivating&Inspiring

  2. vikramsingh chanda
    May 10, 2018
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    work on your volume please….

  3. Sanchit Gupta
    May 10, 2018
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    SIMPLICITY AND CLASS EXIBITED.♣️
    COST OF THE PROJECT?

  4. Abhishek Parida
    May 10, 2018
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    Very unusual, innovative, beautiful project. Talented architects.

  5. Akshat Jain
    May 10, 2018
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    The rooms aren't good

  6. Mini Singh
    May 10, 2018
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    What about when it rains? For the semi open spaces?

  7. Santosh
    May 10, 2018
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    Need to clarify putting some lawn and planting some shrubs and palms doesn't mean "Landscape"

  8. A z
    May 10, 2018
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    Kudos to the architects for respecting the Indian climatic needs by adopting the exposed brick as material and finish…..less maintenance …raw…no paint cost…thermally insular …..cost effective …..checks all boxes ….As an Architect myself ….I feel proud of fellows who are deep into the Indian roots and not looking for foreign feel to their projects to be acclaimed 'modern'.

  9. Santhosh kumar T M
    May 10, 2018
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    06:32 how does the brick wall supported above the opening.. no lintel is used there?

  10. Arun K S
    May 10, 2018
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    Minimalistic still interesting Design loved it.

  11. Krithik Shanmugam
    May 10, 2018
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    If there is house tour …this video will be even more better .and itll b helpfull … but still this video is great

  12. Shivank Shankar
    May 10, 2018
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    What about security and protection from pests, insects and other alien objects..

  13. Samrat Dutta
    May 10, 2018
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    In india spaces must have higher level of so called secured area n what about rain dust pollution. Ac on wall by open area. How will the cool air stay put???? Beautiful but aint realistic n needs extreme maintenance where as modern household should be as low maintenance as possible

  14. Aditya Sahu
    May 10, 2018
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    Phenomenal!

    Loved it.

    Thanks for sharing

  15. Pritee Dhowtall
    May 10, 2018
    Reply

    Excellent!

  16. Girish Radhakrishnan
    May 10, 2018
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    Improve these things:
    1) increase your mic volume.
    2) Need more picture of interior.

  17. Prathamesh Chavan
    May 10, 2018
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    Best house I've ever seen considering all the things

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