The Brick Abode
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This villa project was designed to sit comfortably within the community, yet carve out a distinct identity through materiality and scale. The built-form pays homage to Le Corbusier’s modernism and pairs it with brutalism to create a strong presence through its expression and the use of raw concrete and exposed brick. The architecture establishes a strong relationship with the immediate context through large fenestration. While dramatic architectural gestures create the overall definition, the building itself is broken into a series of ‘readable’ human-scale blocks based on functions. The visual contrast between exposed bricks, exposed concrete and green areas as well as glass windows helps in this delineation as well. The detailing of the façade is done by arranging bricks in angles that help in breaking the linear form.