Vernacular material approach for cladding the facade, in IndiaThe corner plot surrounds with neighboring residential houses and accessible through internal road. Architectural massing influences the sense of space which the dwelling encloses, from designing process to its’s final outcome, based on factors like, climate and social surrounding context. The two storey dwelling, masses out through additive and subtractive volumes, featuring play of layered offset frames which are perceived differently, creating recessed profile for glazing and semi covered terrace garden. The created profile gives rise to large surface treatment area. Currently, we are living in a world where, the designers’ clad facades with various costly and high energy consumption materials, regardless of the impact on the environment. Abstracting this practice, the architect aims to explore and create new climatic screening for hot Indian climates from vernacular material: Clay roof tiles, to balance the ecology with zero harmful contents.
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