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  5. Charged Voids
  6. 2017
  7. Residence 414 / Charged Voids

Residence 414 / Charged Voids

  • 22:00 - 12 February, 2018
Residence 414 / Charged Voids
Residence 414 / Charged Voids, © Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

© Nakul Jain © Nakul Jain © Nakul Jain © Nakul Jain + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Panchkula, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Aman Aggarwal
  • Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

To freeze emotion into architecture
To practice restraint of opening
To gain the strength of enclosure
To satiate spirit in the space
To celebrate life in dance

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

BRIEF. To design a house for a single old lady & her tenants for ensuring security.

CONCEPT. The concept was devised as a free plan around a central courtyard. The levels & accesses were carefully divided between the lady and the tenants to allow for comfort & privacy.

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

PLANNING.The overall plan was organized around a central courtyard that interacted differently with the interior spaces on different levels. It is open & accessible on the ground floor while the first floor has a ribbon ventilator to ensure privacy of the ground floor.

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

The lower level housed the lady with a master bedroom in the front & guest room at the back. The public spaces like the living room, lobby, dining all flowed into one another along with an open kitchen. A separate spice kitchen along with all other amenities has been provided.

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Section

Since the ground level houses the primary occupant, the volumetric expansion was ensured by having a double height living area. Although, the lady wanted to rent the upper floors but she was very keen to have the terrace to herself. This is organized by a separate elevator access that opens directly on to terrace from her entrance foyer.

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

The first floor has a 3-bedroom unit & public areas that flow on to private terraces. The second floor houses a one-bedroom unit with an open pantry. It also has 2 separate units for the domestic helps of the lower floors. They too have been given separate private terraces that are not visible in the façade to ensure the pristine maintenance. 

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

The parking & access for the lower floor is from the north eastern side of the site while a separate parking & an access to the upper levels is towards the south.

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

MATERIAL PALETTE. The overall material palette is limited to only white marble & sivakasi gold granite along with simple white painted surfaces. The flooring on the ground floor is white marble to ensure a luxurious feel while on the upper floors it is the same granite. The textures & finishes on the granite have been explored using a number of traditional techniques & craftsmen.

© Nakul Jain
© Nakul Jain

Cite: "Residence 414 / Charged Voids" 12 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/888760/residence-414-charged-voids/> ISSN 0719-8884