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

section

section

Save

  • FOOKIN BRILLIANT.
    ( 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=http://www.house-design-coffee.com/brick-siding.html]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:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
492,664 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample