Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 10650 Sq.Ft.
Team: Ayush Prakash, Mugdha Upasani, Late S. Sai Satish, Madhav Raman, Vaibhav Dimri, Tarika Jigar Asrawala
Project Completed: 2011
A residence for two brothers and their kindred nuclear families, this design called for multiple overlapping social spaces along with specific zones for each family.
Three materially diverse cubes are supported on a cantilevering structural system in front of a monolithic block. Through this "jenga" like arrangement, the volumes float between a roof pergola and an entrance pool. The voids thus created, allow external spaces to penetrate into living areas, flooding them with light and air while allowing access to gardens on all levels.
The conversation between materials and volumes is enhanced through patterns, texturing and layering. The floating blocks progress from the hollow cube of the entrance porch to the perforated stone gabion of the meditative spaces to the wood clad guestroom block and ultimately to the brise soleil stone slab enmeshed, rear monolithic block.