By : wadeindia | 15 Mar 2017 | WADe Projects
architects own residence
“DESIGN, BUILD AND USE PURE….. “
“Heer-Radha” sits in thick fabric of Aurangabad city. The plot is long rectangle with roads on north and east.
Design brief was complex, a house for two brothers, sustainability, minimalism, indigenous materials, ecologically and climatically responsive and above all architects own house.
Design started with a search for a perfect reason for building, a responsive and a meaningful house with still more meaningful spaces. Search to be “true and pure”.
Plan thus was effortless…. Simple rectangle with very relaxed and non defining spaces……
The design effort was at its maximum on material be it for construction or interior or finishing……
In search of innovative building technologies “steel composite structure” was the strong magnet. First of its kind in the region, conceptual development revolved around the mix of use of vernacular materials with steel composite structure.
Speed of building, flexibility and large spans for spaces, precision in work, conservation of natural resources of construction material, human labour and energy…are few very strong advantages of composite structures over conventional ones.
The basic plates are ground floor for parking and large space for family and kids. First floor for younger brother and second floor for the elder brother with parent’s space in each of the house.
Each house has 3 bed areas, 3 toilets, hall, dining and a kitchen. The house was planned barrier free which would not have any formal separations with walls…somewhere wardrobe divides the spaces somewhere it’s just a portion and some just flow in one another…
The first floor house is an inward looking house while the second floor house looks more out in the sides and to the sky. It has a entrance courtyard through which you are invited in the house with an feel of sky as a roof…
Designing of every minute detail be it columns, beams, joints, plumbing, electrical, lift, stairs all demanded cautious attention with conscious understanding of design style and themes……
The design concept itself selected the materials, they were pure, environmentally responsive, climatically comforting and avoided any superficial plastic benefits.
Hollow clay blocks, exposed concrete, black rough natural stone, wood and glass, china mosaic, plants…are few materials which were designed to give their maximum in their raw form…
All material display their own colors in raw form which were specifically selected to reflect the concept to “design, build and use pure… “
Grey, terracotta, black, brown colors give the house the desired aesthetical flare and everlasting comfort…
Arts and craft
Paintings, fabrics, canvases, concrete inlays, M.S in-situ artifacts are a few elements which were custom designed to reflect the persona of the user…
The stair case is dedicated to every person who devoted his efforts in making the house in form of metal sheet cut in human figures carrying the hand rails…
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