Sustainable Architecture and Building practices
Residence | Community Row Housing | Malur, Bangalore
The brick kiln house was our first take on building with earth blocks. Together with a composite thatch roof, we hope
to give a new meaning to ‘rustic’ in the contemporary earth architecture.
The brick kiln house was our first take on CSEB architecture, hours of puzzling over the bond patterns lead to each brick meticulously being laid out into what would be the model house for NSR Greenwoods.
The sight of the brick kilns, omnipresent in the surrounding region of the site captured our imagination. Clean cuts for the windows, large openings and the composite thatch roof attempt to give new meaning to ‘rustic’ in the contemporary realm.
The open living area looking onto the courtyard
A Filler slab is an Reinforced Cement Concrete slab that uses filler material embedded in it so that the weight of the slab and amount of concrete used comes down. Pots, Terracotta tiles, Coconut shells and bottles are some of the materials used in the filler slab system.
Athangudi Tiles for the flooring
Yellow Oxide Flooring
Bamboo Panels for the ceiling underneath the thatch roof