Architects: DADA & Partners
- Area : 10000 ft²
- Year : 2020
Photographs :Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India
Manufacturers : Rregattaexports
Lead Architect : Mukul Arora
Landscape Architecture : Dada Partners, DADA & Partners
MEP Consultant : Dada Partners, DADA & Partners
- Design Team : Diksha Singh, Ciby John
- Steel Fabrication : Usmaan Steel works
- City : New Delhi
- Country : India
Text description provided by the architects. Horizon House is an exploration of the terrace typology with floating roofs projecting over the terraces and built form. This provides a deep shade from the tropical sun and also creates an ensconced spatial experience in today's contested urban environments. Clad in seasoned hardwood and edges by metal girders, the large, cantilevered roofs project over a heavy-set lower built mass clad primarily in local grey Kurnoor sandstone.
The house is conceived as an assembly of two fairly rectangular blocks, the east-facing front block, and the west-facing rear one. Both are connected by a narrow, transparent, staircase block. This neck is edged by the family lounge on both floors and enjoy views to a smaller north-facing courtyard and the larger lawn beyond
The front or east block has public functions such as the entry lobby, drawing room, dining, and bar all of which face the large front lawn as well as the relatively intimate courtyard. The rear block holds the private master bedroom suite on both floors, each with framed views of the landscaped lawn. The upper level has four bedrooms, and a lounge area for the family to gather.
A consistent tectonic of steel, timber, glass, and grey-stone clad walls and decks seem nestled within the soft landscaped setting.