Brick Cape house
Project location: Dumas, Surat, Gujarat, India
Built up area: 116 sq.mt. (1248 sq. ft.)
Principal architect: Ar. Bhavessh Patel, Ar. Aashish Patel
Completion date: August 2014
The project is about creating the farmhouse which was formulated as a form emphasized collage of elements. Being truest to its nature the building has been evolved as an envelope that is engaged with the craft of brick layers. The entrance to the site is diligently paved with granite cobble stones forming a staggered pattern accommodating movement as well as efficient parking. The house enters into the lounge area at the ground level which is encased with the vast green landscape in the front and the serene lotus pond on the backside. With the use of simple and minimalistic furniture the transparent living space opens view to all sides and is characterized further with the three skylight wells throwing light onto the beautiful brick surface. The different entities of the building are harmoniously interwoven with the landscape on the front and the water body towards the back.