manoj patel reuses clay tiles in zig-zagging facade for residence in india
 

manoj patel reuses clay tiles in zig-zagging facade for residence in india

indian architecture firm manoj patel design studio refurbished an urban dwelling in india reusing traditional clay tiles. the house features a play of interlocking volumes with different surface materials. the earthy red tiles clad a volume that intersects a white, more minimalist mass. this play between the textures and boxy shapes provide ample interior space to host many functions inside the house.

manoj-patel-design-studio-clay-tile-residence-india-06-10-2019-designboom

 

 

the architects‘ massing strategy aims to stand out amidst the city fabric. the volumetric play provides ample floor space suitable for different functions. multiple layers split the volumes into various levels as well as in a series of terraces at each of these levels to enhance the building’s masses. 

manoj-patel-design-studio-clay-tile-residence-india-06-10-2019-designboom

 

 

voids between the volumes create air corridors in the residence’s interiors and connects them to the outside. each interior space has two opposing, large openings that allow for cross-ventilation, keeping the areas naturally aired.

manoj-patel-design-studio-clay-tile-residence-india-06-10-2019-designboom

 

 

the openings are covered with canopies bringing shade and a visual connectivity across all levels. the lack of openings on the west facade provided a large surface to clad with the clay tiles, adding a rich textural quality to the facade. the second floor’s balcony glazing is covered with a canopy that imitates roofing patterns.

manoj-patel-design-studio-clay-tile-residence-india-06-10-2019-designboom

 

 

the ridge shaped clay tiles, used as a vernacular material, were transformed into a compelling element for the facade. 40% of the clay tiles are reused and 60% are new, cutting all of them into five sections that are 1 inch wide and configured in the zig-zagging pattern.

manoj-patel-design-studio-clay-tile-residence-india-06-10-2019-designboom

 

 

the pattern is created by arranging the clay tiles at 45 degrees, displaying an undulating aesthetic. the layering of the horizontal and vertical clay tiles is designed based on the sun’s movement throughout the day in india, keeping the areas shaded by reducing the temperature. the angular patterns exhibit an illusionist display that transforms the wall’s sharp edges into more organic corners.

manoj-patel-design-studio-clay-tile-residence-india-06-10-2019-designboom

 

 

the architect turns the clay roof tiles into an economical and attractive new feature, employing indian craftsmen for their production. the dwelling develops its own character through the contrasting textures and clashing volumes, becoming a signature building within its street. 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

    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
    501,537 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample