The experience of home is an important part of one's joy of living. So building a new home is an aspiration, a thrill, a longing to be completely "at home".
A deep plot for a row house is split in three verticals with the central vertical envisaged as the skylit court allowing natural light, the source of life, to seep into every corner of the home. Connectivity between the two built verticals is layered in this court by bridges and steps. A waterfall in the court resounds a feeling of peace and is topped by a floating outhouse where one can enjoy the experience of rain falling on the skylight. The home feels vertically centered, a yogic quality of looking inward, a place for introspection. Introspection is combined with vibrancy and a variety of functions such as a party zone, spa, terrace garden and lounges have been incorporated to make living more interactive and fun. This balance finds reflected in the form with the facade receding to humanize while a plane of vertical aluminium louvers confront and provide privacy to the home. This is also reflected in the colour palette wherein browns and white are used widely with accents of the bold red, violet and the non colour, black.
The design looks to achieve harmony in its volumes and aesthetic by exploring vertical in a medley of different materials such as aluminium, wood, SS and stone. The vertical aesthetic is also incorporated in the smallest of details such as the composition of the four tall custom designed lights and the wooden door with inlay of thin SS rods.
The achievement is the acceptance that a home is about everything.