Location: Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 3,300 Sq. Ft
Site Area: 10,000 sqft
Tropical architecture arose from the needs and relationship of man and society, and environment.
The climate has shaped its culture, consequentially - built form. Sensual characteristics like courtyards, open spaces, roof with deep overhangs, prevalent use of timber and a concern for shade and even-ventilation.
These delightful qualities are triggers to the local collective memory. The rise of the hotel industry has spawned a number of progenies that not only exhibit these qualities, but also recombine elements from the past with those from another source outside its cultural context.
Spaces flow from the interior to exterior in an almost seamless manner, creating interesting intermediate thresholds and domain. Tropical living actually occurs in this <> realm the ambiguous edge between inside and outside, private and public, shadow and light. The in-between realm has always been a critical element in the vocabulary of spatial forms. Architecture can be perceived as an inhabited art a space-making activity in light, where the solid is servant to the void. The void is manifested through layered spaces, as well as transition spaces, which form an important part of the tropical consciousness. They allow for a simultaneous perception of other spatial boundaries.
Transparency is achieved without excluding privacy and enclosure.Since the site is located in one of the prime locations of North Bangalore, the entire planning is carefully implemented, keeping in reference the social, cultural and climatic condition An axis is created when one enters the lift lobby to differentiate the movement pattern as one linear space management, terminating into the soul space i.e. the lounge.