New Delhi, IN
Located in a leafy, quiet suburb of Delhi, the house wasconceived for a small family. With a client briefof a modern aesthetic, the spatial planning had to strictly adhere to vaastu principles of planning. Theplot had been purchased with the same thought, whichunfortunately meant a large blank wall on the south side.Not only would this permit in a lot of heat, but also meantthat natural light requirements would be necessitated through architectural interventions.
A large courtyard in the centre of the house brings in lightto the heart of the house, permeating though all spaces including the large formal living room in thebasement.The south wall was made as a double cavity wallto act as a thermal buffer. On the upper floors, the cube ofthe house was cut away in the north-east corner to create aterrace, covered with a wooden pergola. A largeparty terrace on the second floor is created as a step-out space, while the service terraces are concealed at the rear.
Two contrasting stone colors are used on the façade along with dark polished woodof the window frames, to create a mutedpalette. The slender metal column atthe corner further breaks down the cubic composition of thefaçade, while large panes of clear tempered glass dissolvethe boundaries between the voluminous internal spaces andthe large gardens that surround the house.
Location: Sushant Lok , Gurgaon