Exposed Brick and Concrete Emphasizes The Exterior of This Distinctive Residence in Tamil Nadu | Murali Architects

Exposed Brick and Concrete Emphasizes The Exterior of This Distinctive Residence in Tamil Nadu | Murali Architects

Architect Murali Murugan has envisioned an orderly abode of diverse families in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu featuring a distinctive facade of exposed brick and concrete. Sprawling over 7.6 acres, the project is tucked amidst a blissful landscape area of trees breaking the monotony of the concrete jungle. It has a humble dry stone gateway that opens into a mini forest landscape with a canal flowing around the home which could only be a mirage in the hot climate of Thanjavur. The architect shared more details about this striking-looking project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Take a look:


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Emphasized  entrance pavillion-Exposed concrete

Exposed Concrete Emphasizes Entrance Pavillion

The entry garden of the house flows in a way that brings outside greenery inside allowing inhabitants to make a connection with nature. The interior spaces have double height spaces with floating decks and green internal courts spaces within. 

Entrance court.

Entrance Court

Walkways and Cycling Paths- The Focal Point

With interesting Walkways and cycling paths tracing along the canal creating a space where one can let one's mind take in the beautiful greenery all around, it opens into a vista of geometry that explores moving and breaking planes wherein one can find the heart, the house.

An Open Kitchen Layout and Dining Area

A modern open kitchen and dining space was intended for more interaction amongst family members. 

Family Living

Family Living

Serene Puja Area

The pooja space is positioned in a green space with seating spaces for elders nearby creating a space.


Pooja Court

It is designed as a small modern Pavilion mandapam with its own court where one can feel calmness for their spiritual needs.

Natural Materials

The architect employed exposed brick and exposed concrete along with glass and wood to design the project.

Emphasized  entrance pavillion-Combination of Exposed Brick & Exposed concreteExterior features a fusion of exposed brick and concrete

The house with its beautiful exteriors stands apart from the neighboring houses. It has been made more pleasurable by mixing green landscape and built space judiciously that represents a feeling of living in nature.

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Play in Floor Interior Space

Beyond a play in planes, there is also a play in floor interior space where the family can see each other in the common interacting spaces connecting the whole verticality of the abode. 

Connecting bridge

Connecting bridge

Visitors lounge

Visitors lounge

Role of lighting 

Every space is modulated in such a way it gets a green court/pocket, which provides lighting to all parts of the home.

Rooftop bar A

Rooftop bar A

Project Details

Project Name: Mrs. Sundarapandian Residence
Location: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Architecture Firm: Murali Architects
Image Credits- Murali Architects

About the Firm

Murali Architects explore contextual design solutions, creating unique spatial typologies, revolutionizing the way they are experienced which manifests as the essence of the firm’s design philosophy. Their distinct style of residential architecture reinterprets traditional architecture into our contemporary world by synthesizing the past and the future with the present. 

Ar.Murali Murugan

Ar. Murali Murugan
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