Mixing different uses in a building is the first step towards making #Sustainable cities. The original design brief from the client was just to enhance the elevation of a 25 year old building which was built in phases as the family and requirements grew and make it look respectable. But as the project unfolded there was a lot more to it. Today the building serves as a kindergarten on the ground floor, a learning centre for the special kids on the first floor, a residential duplex apartment on the second floor, a small home office cum terrace on the third floor and a utility floor. All these stories come together within an envelope of overlooking terraces, planted screen walls, scattering of morning sun and poetics of red bricks.