The Brick Veedu Home / Onebulb Structure
An abode of heat, Madurai – Set within the residential city material of Madurai, the “Brick Veedu” ( வீடு – House) is constructed with a refined but daring character in robust contradiction to its neighborhood dwellings. The intent was to offer life to the shopper’s necessities within the type of open volumes which are visually related – with bricks as their embodiment. On a linear south-facing web site of 45’ x 75’, the abode is particularly designed with pure materials and passive methods to sort out the intense weather conditions of the area.
The theme of constructing supplies desirous to be their very own earnestly impressed by Laurie Baker – additional dietary supplements the areas within the type of stones, wooden, metal, and colourful Athangudi tiles (hand-made tiles from the village of Athangudi). The areas are additionally a aware reflection of the architect’s creativeness and beliefs, consistently striving to interrupt stereotypes that embody heavy plasterwork, gilded steel grills for the aim of safety, and even the concept of ‘elevation design.’ The richness in architectural vocabulary and cultural components is felt as one explores the weather designed inside.
A wealthy and ornate Chettinad door set on an uncovered concrete and brick wall framed with panorama on both aspect imprints a nostalgic entrance on one’s thoughts. The strategy to planning started with creating volumes upon which areas had been added to create openness. They’re positioned in a hierarchy that invitations the household to come back collectively and work together. The lounge opens right into a double-height courtyard with a central staircase adorned with stone and picket treads with small built-in seating. It results in an fascinating frequent lobby on the first-floor stage.
A easy however elaborate extension of the staircase touchdown area into an open meditation space with a Mexican dome as its crown and a bridge with a skeletal metal body lends curiosity to a holistic spatial expertise. The minimal handrail alongside the bridge maintains the permeability and visible connectivity inside the home. Because the areas are deliberate to look inwards to the central double-height space, they exude an innate sense of openness with none compromise in performance. The bedrooms and the eating area have lengthy built-in seating overlooking the tranquil backyard exterior. The main bedroom has a stepped lobby, which additionally serves as seating alongside the courtyard. As one steps onto the bridge, a protracted articulated window adorns the whole northern and jap façade – with variations on transparency and materiality. It results in a well-shaded and landscaped terrace for tea within the evenings.
Every area is a aware amalgamation of pure finishes like uncovered brickwork and rubble masonry for partitions, textured uncovered concrete, filler slab, and brick-dome for ceiling. The usage of Athangudi tiles and oxide flooring creates an expensive ambiance and creates a way of nostalgia because it ages gracefully over time. The steadiness of pure finishes and conventional vibrant components spotlight the heat of the areas, and the metallic and minimal décor defines the character of the area. The abode displays timeless aesthetic high quality and superbly ages over time.