Apart from being modern and artful, the house was for a high-profile political persona and hence demanded certain amount of privacy & security. Visual screens, covered or semi-open elements, custody of manned effort where necessary or otherwise inclusions of design methods, to aid the response time were part of pre-requisites. The property called for a strong sense of design surveillance, right from its inception.
The design works along a grid of a square proportionately dividing one quarter as semi-private and 3 quarters as personal planned space. The vertical courtyard along with its green elements and sporadic water features not only form a separation ridge but more like a guiding path along which varied functions of the house are arranged by. The design aims to respect the boundaries of personal space to individuals in the house across all age verticals and still provide common uniting breadths that form productive family-time areas. Orchestration of views, sequencing of priority spaces as a person moves along are the prime focus pointers for the design. The result is, collection of spaces which alternate between semi-open & open at the same time, personal & semi-private, as per the client's requirement.