Abstract, linear volumes stack to form a crisp modern 4266 square foot home for a family of five in Bangalore, India. Created by
An illusion of levitating masses is achieved with slits and openings around the
The visually engaging structure is defined from the densely populated locality by sloping white concrete walls that push forth from the front and side. Rich wood cladding appears warm and inviting under the glow of exterior lights.
The tonal timber and clear glass elements juxtapose the solid white walls.
Unconventional cutaways have been staggered across the building to admit natural light and outside views whilst maintaining ultimate privacy.
Sun seeking plants spring from behind the concealing walls of the home, hinting at the nature centric design that awaits inside.
An impressive front entry gate makes a smart and lasting first impression.
A layered porch climbs to the inner front door, surrounded by lush green lawns and full plant beds.
Once inside the residence, we escape city life behind a screen of tall-growing tropical plants that filter out sunlight and prying eyes. The “informal” lounge at the back of the ground floor is a stylish arrangement of designer furniture with uplifting yellow and blue accents. A unique
Wood clad feature walls echo the outer aesthetic of the house. Tan chairs continue the rich earthy tone to the dining area.
A modest glass
The metal treads of the spectacular floating
The skylight is positioned directly above the tree inhabited courtyard on the ground floor.
At the other side of the first floor lounge space, a
The glass wall bedroom is decorated with an energised contrast of crimson red and royal blue accent pieces. Fabric panels are installed to provide privacy when required.
The bedroom unfolds into a fabulous two story suite. A small landing plays host to another
Recessed shelving niches are lined with pops of red.
Each bedroom in the home is given its own unique identity.
Decorative mirrors form a backlit series above the
Intertwined indoor and outdoor spaces filter in natural light and ventilation.
Up on the second floor there is a guest bedroom and a semi-open terrace with a kitchenette.
A traditional load bearing and counterweight system has been employed to dramatically cantilever a series of 2″ thick Sadahalli slabs at a screen wall by the front entrance.
Ground floor plan, including formal and informal lounges, the kitchen, dining room and utility room, and the first of five bedrooms. The ground floor bedroom suite stands complete with a bathroom and walk-in closet for the homeowner’s parents.
Mezzanine floor plan, including a child’s bedroom suite with walk-in closet and bathroom.
First floor plan, including the master bedroom, guest bedroom, another kids’ bedroom, a family lounge area, and a study with a balcony.
Second floor plan, including a second guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and a large terrace with a kitchenette.