Brick Screen House At Malappuram
Althaf A.R.
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Sanitary & CP fittingsJaquar
Bath Tub Spout
Kubix Prime Hi-flow Diverter
Maze Overhead Shower
JDR Thin Rim Table Top Basin
Aria Table Top Basin
Aria Wall Hung WC
Wall PaintAsian Paints
Crusade-N
White Delight
Shadow Dance
Kitchen AccessoriesHETTICH
Dish Drainer Set
Silent Drawer Channel
LaminatesMerino Laminates
Dove Grey
Silver Grey
PlywoodCenturyply
BOND 710
LaminatesRoyale Touche
OR 1521

Product Spec Sheet
Sanitary & CP fittings
Aria Wall Hung WC, Aria Table Top Basin, JDR Thin Rim Table Top Basin, Maze Overhead Shower, Kubix Prime Hi-flow Diverter, Bath Tub Spout by Jaquar
Wall Paint
Shadow Dance, White Delight, Crusade-N by Asian Paints
Kitchen Accessories
Silent Drawer Channel, Dish Drainer Set by HETTICH
Laminates
Silver Grey, Dove Grey by Merino Laminates
Plywood
BOND 710 by Centuryply
Laminates
OR 1521 by Royale Touche

Brick Screen House At Malappuram

HONEYCOMB architects as Architects, Interior Designers & Landscape Architects

Brick screen house is a renovation project designed in such a way that it’s a synthesis of contextual parameters and user functional requirements. The project promises a better environment of living for the client from the old congested and messy house, which also architecturally enhances the climatic and contextual potential of the location. The main design intent was to blur the boundaries between the built and the natural elements.

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Althaf A.R.
photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.

This is a south facing corner plot in a tropical location experiencing long monsoons and hot summers. The project plot has an entry road and large open plots in front, existing houses in the northern and eastern side, and a side road in the west. The concept is seamlessly blend with context in a way that it’s a play of multi directional air movement in the house 

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Althaf A.R.
photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.

Brick screen house is a renovation project; the main challenge was making a seamless connection between nature and the built form. Presence of local winds in the south side was considered as the main contextual potential, the main design intent was to make use of the local wind from the south side and also protect the building from the southern harsh sun. These factors formulate the concept of perforated screen in the front façade which effortlessly directs the wind and also protects the building from the harsh southern sun.

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Althaf A.R.
photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.

This brick screen maintains a comfortable internal temperature all the time. The screening is even more efficient by providing green patches in the sunshade in between the building and façade, extended sunshade space also acts as a buffer for protecting heating up walls thus performing as double skin for the building.

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Althaf A.R.
photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.

The material palette is kept very minimal and sensible. The selection of natural paving, flooring materials, plants and landscape elements were carefully done and applied very sensibly in the project which blends with total design and context.
Brick was the one of the significant materials used in the design; the facade screen is designed in such a way that each brick is kept in a zig-zag manner both in horizontal and vertical directions. This arrangement creates small diagonal openings, when air passes through these small openings the air becomes even cooler and maintains a comfortable temperature in the building. The thoughtful selection and strategically applied natural materials for the façade protects the main walls from heating up and allows air movement simultaneously.

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Althaf A.R.
photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.

Other Major materials used are exposed concrete for the slabs, Laterite stone for walls, Rubble masonry for the foundations, locally available wood for doors and other furniture, Aluminium for windows and plywood for the customized furniture etc.
Most of the materials used are kept in its raw form for maintaining common rustic character throughout the spaces.

photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.
photo_credit Althaf A.R.
Althaf A.R.

Team:

Architects: HONEYCOMB architects

Design Team: Ar.Divin.P, Er.Ahammed Faiz

Interior Design: HONEYCOMB architects

Landscape Architects: HONEYCOMB architects

Structural Consultant: Er. Chitra.E.V

Civil Contractor: Mr. Shihabudheen.T - N C Associates

Landscape contractor: Mr. Anil kumar

Photographer: Althaf A.R.

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Materials Used:

Flooring: Mr. Sujheesh - S M Flooring

Painting: Mr. Jaleel - Crayon paints

Steel fabrication & Glass Installation: Mr. Nishad. K - K V Fabricators

Soft furnishing: Mr. Azeez - Turkish Style @ home

Interior Carpenter: Mr. Subrahmannian.M.P -  Relevant Interior

Facade cladding: Clay bricks

Flooring: Vitrified Tiles, Kajaria 12655 Glossy, Kajaria 12652 Matt

Doors: Teak Wood

Windows: Aluminium Windows, HOSTEN Aluminium Systems,25x60 mm series,

2T.2S  Sliding Window, SL 30 series, 2T.2S Sliding window Flush Lock, M Point Key

lock

Roofing: Concrete

Interior lighting: CHANGI CH 9324 SQ 7W 4K WITE BLK REF, THEON VOLVO 215

6W 2WAY, CAWIN WALL LIGHT CLOF 016 10W WW, STURLITE 10W WW ASTER

BULKHEAD,  ALT 0941 1X2W U&D W/LIGHT, CHANGI CH 8598 4K 12W D/L BOSCA,

CHANGI CH 9324 RND 7W 4K WHITE, CHANGI CH 8598 4K 7W D/L BOSCA

Interior furniture: Century Plywoods (Plywood 710 BWP),Greenlam Laminates,

Royal Touch Laminates, Merino Laminates (Silver Grey UNI MR+, Silver Grey 270

HDG, Cement finish laminates OR-1521, GL 245 SD1.00MM, MERINO 1mm 22079 SF)

Paints: Asian Paints (Colours used:Shadow Dance 8303-APN 1503-0152 M, White

Delight 8436-AP N 0853-0509 M,Crusade-N 0684 AP Y 0914-0714 M)

Jaquar sanitary and CP fittings:  Jaquar/39953BIUFSM/Aria EWC wall hung,

Jaquar/39901/Aria table top Wash basin, Jaquar/25909/JDR Amazon table top wash

basin, Jaquar/1629/showers 250 MAZE SQR overhead shower, Jaquar/35079 NKPM

MIXER Tap, Jaquar/87429/Arc bath tub Spout 

Kitchen Accessories: Hettich Dish Drainer 900MM(GT,PT7DT), Hettich 4532 Silent

500MM 35KG, Hettich Gola profile L SS,Hettich Gola Profile C SS, Hettich Gola End

Cap L SA &CP,Hettich 4x16 CSK 410 SS, Hettich 4x20 CSK 410 SS

Cement: Ultra Tech cement-PPC 153 Grade

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