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Description Residence and Studio for Architect:

ABOUT THE SITE AND TOWN-
The site is located in a society of a small historic town culturally rich. In town skill laborers in carpentry, mild steel fabrication, stone works are easily available. Also locally available building materials are bricks, steel, stone, wood, etc.

ABOUT EXISTING OLD BUILDING.
1. The old existing building was a load bearing ground floor, in concrete hollow blocks
founded on uncoursed random rubble masonry.
2. Four of five rooms were having only one window each for ventilation.
3. Sufficient set backs around the building to allow modification & addition.
4. Not strong enough to take heavy load of conventional type of construction for
Superstructure of first floor.

CRITERIAS TAKEN INTO CONSIDARATION WHILE CONCEPTUALISING THE DESIGN.
1. To allow maximum north diffused sun light in the building.
2. To diffuse and soften the harsh south sun light before entering the building.
3.To invite and allow the prevailing wind flow throughout the house.
4. To reduce temp. conduction inside the building by structural arrangements and
through choice of materials.
5. To organize the space available for max. utilization as the existing sizes was limited.
6. To give fresh and new look to the existing structure.
7. The new building should provide space for two bed rooms, one study / guest bed,
draw. hall, kitchen, dining and space for other services and utilities.
8. In addition to above requirements, it should accommodate space for architect’s studio
and office space for four persons, a common lunchroom, retiring room etc.
9. To provide with a stairway to office which will not disturb the ground floor activities.

FINALLY WE COULD ACHIEVE-
1. The south face of the first floor i.e. all projected cub boards act as a buffer between the
hot south sun and the inner space. Also it gives envelop to the sleek south windows.
2. The open court between the storeroom and “osari” on ground floor serves as a wind
catcher and allows the main prevailing wind from “vayavya” i.e. northwest to flow
smoothly throughout the house on ground floor.
3. On the first floor the terrace garden is again a very good wind catcher for the whole
first floor and the mezzanines.
4. This terrace garden in addition cool this air flowing throughout first floor, hence
ultimately reducing the extra efforts to reduce the temp. in hot summers.
5. Almost every room of the first floor and the mezzanine are oriented around this terrace
garden so as to get max. Physical as well as the visual comfort resulting in creating
peaceful atmosphere.
6. The main architect’s Studio is floating in between on the mezzanine above the part of
office area and above portion of the master’s bedroom. Thus having visual link to both
the areas. The studio also is provided with a small balcony on the northwest corner
overlooking the terrace garden to provide more natural environment for designing
time.
7.there is a special requirement fulfilled for the special usage. The yoga/meditation
platform which will also serve as a “starts gazing gallery” and a good “spot” to spend
time with close friends, which is floating above the rooftop.
8. By deciding to built the superstructure of first & the mezzanine floor mostly in
fabricated steel structure with clay tiles for roofing and wooden floors, we could
achieve…
- To reduce a considerable dead load of the superstructure of the upper floors.
- To lower the cost of construction.
- Naturally, because of the sloping roof we could give a very fresh and different look to the old existing structure.
9. As an Architect, I strongly believe that this project can be termed as an example of
“Post organic architecture”.

Photograph by: Vivek Majan

 

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