Bricks are a metaphor for solidity, and yet Brick Curtain House manages to turn the building material into an illusion of gossamer. The Indian home has a facade made of stout red brick, but those bricks are arranged in such a way so as to make the wall look like a delicate, flowing curtain — hence Brick Curtain House's name.
Brick Curtain House is located in Surat, a port city in the northwest of India, on the coast of the Gulf of Khambhat. The organic design of the home's facade is not only visually fascinating, but it also serves as a shade against the sunlight that comes down from above and is also reflected off of the nearby gulf. Further, the facade has a partially holey section on the patio to provide speckled sunlight.