The project is a holiday home for a family who live in France. The
linearity of the site encouraged the planning to be simple and vernacular with
the various spaces arranged one after the other connected by a corridor, with
an open to sky courtyard. The family’s inclination to an Isha way of life helped
us in manifesting our greed to engage locally available eco-friendly materials
and methods of construction, one of them being Achikal bricks. They are
climate friendly & traditional type of very slim burnt bricks. However their
restricted commercial availability and dependence on skilled labour make their
use very limited. Hence through this project it may atleast be a reminder of a
traditional way of life that is sensitive to the environment and our human spirit.
Other sustainable highlights in this project include various types of filler slab roofs, thin pre-cast cantilevered staircase and exposed un-plastered ceilings.