Narration Of a Window
BRICK TALES - narration of a window
This article narrates a tale of a particular window. Its presence made the project more meaningful architectural and provided a memorable spatial experience. It would also talk about the making on drawing board as well as its site execution. Though whenever one looks at the project, it is less of a celebrity than its elevation, juxtaposed patterned brick and concrete balcony.
Summarized in bricks and concrete, this residence sits amid a quiet residential locality of Vadodara. It’s 2300 sq ft plot holding a two storey home in an upscale neighbourhood. The house seems an architectural delight defined by clean and bold lines. The street facing southwest facade is deliberately opaque.
There is when the placement of this window came. It’s a huge framed window along the staircase facing the east bringing in natural light in early morning. The house seamlessly merging into double volume with the drama of constantly changing sciography patterns of trees. It illuminates the living and dining space at ground floor as well as 1st floor passage. This soft natural light that streams in from that window, never ceases to amaze the users. It also gave an experience of larger than life.
The execution of the huge window from Encraft and by Preetam poly windows, Ahmedabad was incredible. The size of the window is 9’ feet wide and 16’ feet in height.
Project Fact file
Principal designer: Hiral Shah
Project’s Name: Brick tales (residence)
Write-up: Hiral Shah