Architects: The Design Firm
Location: Kengeri Satellite Town, Bangalore, India
Project Head Architects: Sujit Muralidhar & K Krubha Karan
Project Architect: Phanindra, Antony Justus
Client: Mr.Satish Nayak
Models: Dinesh G
Structural Consultants: Sigma Consultants, Mr. Satish Shanoy
P H E Consultants: P K Consultants, Mr. Prasanna Kumar
Contractors: Vivek and Co.
Site Area: 204 sqm
Project Area: 279 sqm
Budget: Rs.35 lakhs
Project year: 2009
Photographs: The Design Firm
The architecture of this building is to create a dichotomy of cultural, futuristic, aesthetic and function. This dwelling takes the maximum advantage of light although to the detriment of its function.
The objectives of this project has to do with economy and also with the perception of the areas designed to be enjoyed by senses. Though the house is located near to a busy road on the rear of the property the front of the house are tranquil.
The evolution of the design came from a simple geometric compositions which complemented to the spatial and distinction of layouts.
The image of “containers” placed on top of another occurred when it was decided for two families and was situated at the end of a corner road.
The concept applied intended to combine 2 houses with different economies and distinct housing layouts, one of which have to integrate for rental occupancy with limited economy.
The plot measuring 2200 sq ft, located at the end of a corner road in an upcoming suburban layout of Bangalore. This east facing house is divided into 2 sections as lower house comprised of a 2 bed dwelling unit purely for rental occupancy, whereas the upper levels comprised of a formal lounge, courtyard, and bedrooms on second level.
This SN house is an attempt for climatic and applied energy efficient principles in architecture. Its simple, compact planning integrates accessible construction technologies with simple design solutions. It demonstrates that energy effectiveness results not of the exhibition of means – technological or material but of its capacity in answering rationally to many requirements of human living.
From Architectural design to adequate definition of particular solutions, the SN house shows that its possible to integrate contemporary technologies to sustainable solutions – good design as the support to good human comfort.
The result is remarkable for its simplicity, sense of adequacy and economy, respecting the greater values of environmental sustainability that served as inspiration.