Wall House / Abin Design Studio

Wall House / Abin Design Studio

Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Stairs, Windows, Facade, Handrail, Beam, ColumnWall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Facade, Windows, BeamWall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Stairs, HandrailWall House / Abin Design Studio - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows+ 35

Mithapukur More, India
  • Design Team : Abin Chaudhuri, Sonia Guha, Samya Ghatak, Abhinaw Alok
  • Interior Accessories : Paromita Chatterjee, Soma Koiri
  • Project Coordination : Debjit Samanta, Debkishor Das, Dipankar Mondal
  • City : Mithapukur More
  • Country : India
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Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
© Edmund Sumner

Text description provided by the architects. At a busy intersection in Bansberia were three adjacent plots that one gentleman had procured over time. Visiting the Pool House and House of Sweeping Shadows (both previous residential projects handled by Abin Design Studio in the same locality) encouraged him to approach ADS for his private residence. The client's prime requirement was that of a 12-foot tall boundary wall for ensuring privacy and security.

Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Facade, Windows, Beam
© Edmund Sumner
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Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Table, Windows, Chair, Beam
© Edmund Sumner
Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Windows, Handrail
© Abin Chaudhuri

The main requirement of the client was for a secure and noise-free home. After due analysis of the corner plot for Wall House, it was observed that Building a wall along the junction’s corner posed as an obstruction towards perceiving oncoming traffic on either of the roads and would prove disastrous for this collision-prone junction. Reluctant to give up the idea of a tall boundary wall, it took Abin a period to six months to reason with and convince the client to appreciate the difficulty of the situation. It was finally agreed upon for the wall to be taken into the plot at the corner to provide an extension to the sidewalk and enable clear sight lines around the turn. The space outside the wall was landscaped with low-height shrubbery as a vibrant enhancement of the pavement.

Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Handrail, Beam
© Edmund Sumner

Minimal setbacks and the unavoidable boundary wall prompted the idea of integrating the wall into the design of the House itself. It was designed with a combination of a contemporary Weathered Steel cladding in simple lines and carefully coordinated pattern complementing the timeless and monolithic feel of Silver Travertine. The large openings and the dramatic angles of the walls provide dynamic glimpses into and of the house from many vantage points.

Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Concrete, Garden, Courtyard
© Suryan // Dang
First floor plan
Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Edmund Sumner

Enveloped within this strategically articulated feature wall, the house is designed as an inward-looking series of masses with internal courtyards to bring in light and ventilation. The transition from outside to inside proves a spatial experience as one encounters open-to-sky, shaded and covered areas in a harmonious sequence. Multiple courtyards enabled a variety of experiences through lawns, ‘kund’ seating around a bio-pool, semi open sit-outs, decks and terraces to form an interesting, vibrant home.

Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Suryan // Dang

Within the walls, the spaces interact closely with each other, across double-height spaces and large glazed walls. The lounge, living spaces and bedrooms are arranged to have interesting views of the pool and landscaping inwards and framed views outside. A dramatically sleek M.S. staircase is not just simply functional but also effortlessly sculptural. The unique combination of materials and elements, like the light and lofty M.S. staircase with the warm wooden frames and the modern weathered steel with the timeless stone cladding, lend a chic yet everlasting quality to the home.

Wall House / Abin Design Studio - Exterior Photography, Brick, Facade
© Suryan // Dang

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Cite: "Wall House / Abin Design Studio" 21 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/940121/wall-house-abin-design-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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