The Iype house (and the Enclave it is part of) talks about a life of connection with nature and with people around. It is sumptuous in terms of space, light, colour and a connection with the outdoors. At the same time, it is extremely economical in the use of material. Economy of cost is achieved in tandem with energy efficiency, especially by using natural materials, and keeping the use of cement and steel to a minimum. The main material of this load-bearing construction (where walls themselves bear the loads and there are no reinforced concrete frames of columns and beams) is brick and it is left exposed on the exterior. Rough granite chapdis(flat slabs) in the lintels of the windows, terracotta tiles on the floor, and rough slate tiles in the bathrooms, make up the rest of the palette. These colourful, rougher and more natural materials offset the neutrality of the cement-plastered interior wall and ceiling surfaces that are painted white.