Text description provided by the architects. A dream home of Mr. and Mrs. Prashanth, a young software professional couple, who wanted a simple yet elegant contemporary design for a medium budget scheme, for the site size of 15’ X 34’6”. The Site was abutted by Low income houses on either sides, with a medium width approach road. This 1550 Square feet house was achieved in three levels. Ground level for closed 7’ ht. Car parking, First Level with a Bed room for their parents, Living, Kitchen, Modern Puja room, Common Toilet and a Utility closer to kitchen and the Second Level with Two bed rooms and Attached toilets.
Though it was a small site, we worked on a open type planning with a judicious use of skylites as it was not possible to provide windows on longer side of the house because of abutments on either sides. Only source of ventilation was from front and rear sides, Challenge was to achieve Maximum use of plot, providing abundant natural lighting and ventilation. Our main intention was to have a sense of large space in a small house, which again has to be clean and airy.
The exernal façade of the house is just 15’ wide and treated with locally available strip sone cladding on a linear Grid, rest wih two windos and a butched glass opening. The top most portion of the stone cladded surface houses the over head water tank.
Internal Spaces are given a modern touch with simple furniture design which is a combination of dark brown and white colored veneers and laminates, complimented with Light green polished kutney stone with dark green marble bands as patterns for the flooring. The Puja room is done with a truncated pyramid roof , with a skylite at the top. Though it looks ethnic the use of Glass partition, glass door, Planter box makes it look modern, Thus making it a perfect blend of ancient and modern architecture. The vertical circulation from first level to second level happens with a chain link RCC stairs with natural polished Teak wood flooring and from second level to terrace level with M.S. stairs with wooden planks for the treads.