The exposed brick facades are scaled down due to the use of local ancient brick proportions, 18cm x 10cm x 2.5 cms. The use of these achikal bricks are revived and are set in lime mortar with raked joints. 10% of cement addition in the lime mortar allowed for initial setting strength. The walls are of 30, 20 or 10 cm thickness with specially designed bonds as they donít follow the 1:2 proportion.
A catenary vault using hollow clay tubes have been used for climatic insulation as well as to reduce the unnecessary use of steel as in R.C.C. roofs. The flat terraced roof has been built using hollow burnt clay trapezoidal extruded modules over part pre-cast beams as in a jack arch, that were specially manufactured onsite for the purpose of finding insulated roofing solutions to flat roofs as well as providing employment for the local artisans. This has been topped by comfort tile which further minimizes heat gain. The reduced energy demands of the whole house are further reduced by using solar water heater as well as solar pump for water pumping.
The rain water is harvested and stored in an underground storage tank to meet the irrigation needs of the garden.