Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 9,800 Sq. Ft.
Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Praveena A. And Aditi S
The house responds directly to the topography of the site on which it was conceived which was steeply inclined and rocky, and in orientation flaring out towards a west view.
Our design response uses the sharp slope and rocky terrain, creating living spaces on various split-levels.
The form of the house derives itself from the triangulated shape of the site, with two wings flaring out from one another, leaving space in between for any airy central atrium that negotiates four split levels. The two sweeping roofs also follow the same gesture and reach out towards the view.
The western sun in Hyderabad is fierce, especially in the afternoons and to mitigate this, we created large overhangs. Further, the expanses of glass on the west have mechanical horizontal louvers that can be controlled to admit the desired amount of sunlight.
On entry from road level one encounters a foyer that via a flight of stairs leads down to the living room and to the pool and garden beyond. The same stairs also lead up to an intimate family room before proceeding further to another 3 bedrooms.
Spatially spaces are organized so that the public spaces are on the lower levels and the private bedrooms on the upper levels. Two side courtyards in the plan one off the dining and the other off the living provide respite to their respective spaces.
The stark white facades of the Reddy house are punctuated occasionally by saturated Indian colours such as an Indigo blue, deep ochre and magenta.
The materiality uses vast expanses of a beige sandstone offsetting other natural local materials such as sadharhalli granite, wood, slate and Kota stone.