The residence was conceived in five connected wings for a single extended family. All the wings are connected with passages which open into the landscape and allow the grounds to integrate completely with the interiors. The house was designed to not be a dominant built form but to hug the ground to allow the gardens and courtyards to be beautiful and gentle experiences.
The exo - skeletal structure was designed for two reasons – to create external shaded walkways which allow continuous glazing and views and to additionally act as sun shading devices where needed. Distances between wings were calculated to allow shading from adjacent building parts. Wooden pergolas were designed to be sitting spaces on the roof while simultaneously reducing heat gain at key points in the building.
External surfaces were proportioned and carefully designed in white and local stone as a reinterpretation of Lutyen’s Bungalows – a contextual inspiration
RAJIV BHAKAT, VIKAS KANOJIA
GAGANDEEP KAUR, VARUN SETHI, NISHA JAIN, AKSHARA JAYASIMHAN
ISHACON - STRUCTURAL, AD CONSULTANTS - HVAC, ASHOK GANGWAL - PLUMBING, WBG CONSULTANTS - ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT, PLAN LOCI - LANDSCAPE DESIGN, EKTA KHANNA (EKDS) - INTERIOR DESIGN