By : Geetha VG | 25 Mar 2017 | WADe Projects 1
The minimalistic and elegant interiors for Holla Residence has ‘Middle Path’ approach with the essence of central courtyard kept intact relating it to today’s lifestyle with a forethought for future trends.
THE COLOUR PALLETE:
The Ivory shade has been maintained as the base colour with hues of green, the mild green and light yellow contrast with the GO- Green concept, terracotta brick and Sadarhalli Granite walls. Lavender shade granite flooring Wenge and Beige shades predominantly used for woodwork in the interiors. The ivory shade and light colors reflects light and thereby brightens the interiors maximizing use of natural daylight instead of forcing the use of artificial sources of light in the dark corners.
Light green shade used in the children bedroom with the ‘concept wall’ depicting Nature, the trees and chirping birds enhances the serenity and peace. The shades draw focus onto creative and academic work with the wire-cut-terracotta wall on one of the surfaces. Further, the roof of children play area is painted as night-sky with Astronomers on the move.
The colors used in the courtyard, the sun or mango yellow along with the Worli Art painted on a terracotta surface is a complete ‘Celebration of Nature’. The rain showers inside the courtyard over the pooja room located here, speaks of the higher spiritual self with the blue sky visible
from the meshed open roof-top of the courtyard.
The house literally surrounds a Temple Shrine. The concept of Shree Krishna Avatar of Kalinga Mardhana and other forms of Krishna over the pooja roof depicting in Worli art form and in rest of the areas on the corridor beams surrounding the courtyard depict a celebration and festivity surrounding a Shrine.
A very Sanctifying experience with a Natural ambience thus created, so much so, a welcome guest, a colourful parakeet has made its Natural home flying carefree in and out of the house without being caged.
The open-to-sky courtyard, The green indoor plants, A water body in the North-East corner, The use of terracotta art ware, The Worli Art forms in the courtyard, The depiction of the tree on the main door and bedroom doors, The terracotta and Stone walls in selective areas along with a Mangalore tiled roof-tops and semi-covered verandah, The floral patterned of lamination in kitchen, The Theme walls, gets one closer to Celebrating and Respecting Nature. The traditional concepts of living have been fused into and merged with the contemporary lifestyle, by incorporating a Wooden Swing in the centre of the living space and the semi-covered entrance verandah and the courtyard surrounded by wooden pillars with Stone capitals.
Furthermore, the use of wood in furniture has been minimized to wardrobes, cots and kitchen only.
LIGHTING AND VENTILATION:
The uniform and pleasant glare-free North and North- Eastern light and the roof light from open courtyard have maximized the use of daylight in the interiors from 6AM to 7PM. The punctures in the North wall of the staircase and the fixed windows throw constant light onto the interiors. Air passage has been routed through the windows and hot air escapes out from the clear-storey windows set in the mesh-covered roof-top of the courtyard. Minimal use of ceiling fans enhances the circulation of natural air in the surrounding areas of the courtyard.
RELEVANCE TO CONTEMPORARY LIFESTYLE:
Kitchen interiors have been modular in nature to match the client requirements and today’s lifestyle.
The sleek T.V units and the Master Suite with the walk-in wardrobe cots and computer desk.
The fully furnished and acoustically treated home theatre are the only areas where today’s life style and a progression towards future trends have been conceptualized LED lights fixtures and strip lights for Cove-light purpose set within the false-ceiling of the corridor surrounding the courtyard lights up the whole house in the evening with uniformly dissipated diffused light in all areas surrounding the courtyard.
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