anagram architects: SAHRDC office building in new dehli
anagram architects: SAHRDC office building in new dehli anagram architects: SAHRDC office building in new dehli
apr 21, 2012

anagram architects: SAHRDC office building in new dehli

anagram architects has designed the office building for the ‘south asian human right documentation centre’, or SAHRDC, a non-governmental rights organization in the city of new dehli. the group desired an interior with efficient space planning and overall cost-effective construction to run their day-to-day activities, which includes an internship program. positioned upon a busy street corner with pedestrian hustle and bustle, the small 50 square meter plot required a way to block the intrusive acoustical and visual problems along with direct solar gain also occurs along the 10 meter side of the plot.

all images courtesy of anagram architects



these considerations led to a fortification from the street with a masonry wall which lightens its overall mass by integrating a pattern of penetrations. the screen features a cubic module of rotated bricks which has been repeated, allowing ventilation and daylight to pass through while producing the imagery of south asian brise-soleils. the arrangement is comprised of 6 brick components with the standard dimensions used in india: 230mm x 115mm x 75mm. horizontal interlocking from the stacked overlapping reinforces the structure along with a thin concrete beam within the cavity from the absence of a brick.


site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / typical




    ( who cares about earthquakes when you such beauty and inspiration? seriously. )

    marvelousmatillda says:
  • A day after I write an article about bricks, bricklaying and the generally sorry state of masonry today I find this amazing, beautiful wall. There is hope.

    I would like a photo from a distance so I can better understand the wall in context.

    Great job!

    For what it is worth here is my article – [url=]house-design-coffee[/url]

    I hope I don’t get banned for the shameless plug. I really am here to admire this awesome piece of masonry.

    homesower says:
  • Stunning

    Geek Love says:
  • ¿Solano Benitez improved? or no

    joa ro says:

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