2021

Pirouette House
by Wallmakers

Pirouette House by WALLMAKERS. Photo is by Jino Sam.

The Pirouette House features the "Last of the Mohicans" fired bricks as an ode to the stellar practice of Laurie Baker.
Spaces are made beautiful by the pure geometry and patterns created by the walls that seem to be coming alive and pirouetting around.

In the context of the city of Trivandrum that stands as a testimonial to many of Laurie Baker's masterpieces, it seemed fit to modify one of his own introductions, the Rat trap bond masonry technique in this site which didn’t offer the opportunity for soil excavation or for making mud blocks. The idea of this residence was to have an inward-facing house with all its spaces opening into a funneling central courtyard.


This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Wallmakers
Project: Pirouette House

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