- Architects: Kamat & Rozario Structure
- Location: Bengaluru, India
- Design Crew: Smruti Kamat-Rozario, Lester Rozario, Divya Joseph
- Space: 3650.zero ft2
- Undertaking Yr: 2018
- Images: Niveditaa Gupta & Lester Rozario
- Undertaking Architect: Divya Joseph
- Value: 15 million INR
Textual content description equipped via the architects. The design advanced from the buyer’s transient, which used to be to have a contemporary space impressed via the circle of relatives’s roots in Kerala, India. We seemed in opposition to conventional palace development of Kerala for inspiration. We spotted a couple of key options that all these constructions portrayed, akin to – the verandah that wrapped the residing areas throughout, the semblance of a heavy masonry base at the floor flooring, with thick arches and carved columns and a primary flooring which seemed to be lighter when it comes to fabrics and total remedy. This become the muse for the entrance façade of the development. Carved columns, which might be a distinguished part of conventional Kerala structure, had been followed however with a modern twist.
We shaped them the usage of a steel sheet, reduce out to check the silhouette of a standard column and positioned as a pass. Those columns body the entrance of the home and take a seat on a big steady overhanging balcony. The overhang within the entrance now not simplest protects the south façade but additionally lets in for considerable pass air flow. The making plans has been saved easy. The open and steady public and semi-public areas are at the floor flooring at the side of the visitor bedrooms. Particular person non-public areas for the couple and their youngsters, at the side of a separate circle of relatives space are at the first flooring. The primary workout of designing the plan as an outward-looking construction used to be to take complete benefit of perspectives. The entrance opens as much as a quiet side road and the rear of a park. A centrally positioned skylight over the staircase lets in a light draft of air via ventilating it on the higher stage assisting the motion of air.
The 2 facets of the development display the sturdy presence of uncovered brick masonry. The earthy terracotta color makes an instantaneous connection with the materiality of Kerala structure and stands in sharp distinction to the sunshine steel balconies pushing via within the entrance and rear. Openings within the masonry are saved minimum with a view to intensify the openness within the entrance and rear. The undulating brick masonry is a playful interpretation of a Mangalore tiled roof floor – every other part noticed broadly in Kerala. The masonry swells out to permit for openings and is built the usage of the Flemish bond. Because the brick regularly corbels outwards, its detrimental imprint is noticed at the inside aspect – virtually as an acknowledgement of the drama out of doors!
The usage of fabrics for the interiors used to be additionally impressed via the ones noticed in a standard Kerala house. The combo of cane monitors with teak wooden is an try to upload that part of nostalgia to an in a different way minimum internal. The continual, virtually monolithic granite flooring is helping additional intensify the open floor flooring plan. The home is powered via sun panels positioned at the roof of the construction.