The Brick House, situated amidst rural settlements in Wada, near Mumbai,India, is a 2500 sq.ft. farmhouse set within hills and farms. An individualistic piece of architecture, the organic form emerges from the ground and flows into the skyline, following curved dips and peaks. The House is constructed using materials – bricks, stone, wood, bamboo and ferro-cement in their naked form, giving an earthy feel to the built up space. Low cost and eco-friendly technologies like rat-trap bonds for brickwork, filler slabs, brick jalis, built-in furniture allowed this 2400 sq ft structure to be constructed in INR 12 lacs due to reduced requirement of steel, cement & bricks, use of locally available material and the rejection of unnecessary practices like plastering.
Architects: iStudio Architecture – source