A Home Reborn / Studio 4A
Textual content description offered by the architects. An current 60+ years outdated dilapidated home stood on a plot within the internal circle, Whitefield Bangalore. The Inside Circle is a part of the Anglo-Indian settlement. Remnants of the colonial period are mirrored within the architectural model, stunning backyard, gable-tiled roof and picket décor, and the vintage furnishings & curios in the home. The tranquility of the place and the chirping of birds within the massive backyard fade out the hustle and bustle of metropolis life. The consumer envisioned a weekend house for a household of 4 adults the place they might finally quiet down. The positioning is surrounded by massive outdated mango timber and a tamarind tree that fashioned canopies across the current home. The try was to design the brand new house round this context.
The brand new set of necessities was rigorously deliberate over the prevailing foundations, to trigger minimal harm to the roots of the prevailing timber. Away from these timber, 3 new RCC columns had been added to accommodate the necessities. The remaining are load-bearing partitions that might stand on the prevailing basis. Coming into from the road right into a 70’ lengthy and slim driveway paved in repurposed granite results in an MS trellis lined in thunbergia creepers. The trail opens to a big tumble-finish granite paved entry court docket underneath the shade of the tamarind tree. The staircase block hides the personal backyard on the rear. One enters the home by way of a 4’ huge hole between two 2-storied partitions resulting in an open double-height dwelling, eating & kitchen.
A load-bearing brick colonnade frames the eating and the semi-open household area that stands as a pavilion within the rear backyard. The staircase takes one to a steel bridge overlooking the dwelling under and connects 2 bedrooms on the higher stage. A neighborhood artist Vicky Venkatesh painted the double-height dwelling partitions, impressed by the vegetation and birds discovered within the backyard. Supplies like granite, cement tiles, wooden, roofing tiles, and so forth. from the outdated construction had been repurposed & strategically blended with new constructing supplies.
As an alternative of articulating the façade with the decorative options of an outdated construction, architectural options equivalent to thick masonry, double heights, colonnades, lengthy transition areas, symmetry within the group of construction, and so forth. had been used to remind one of many outdated homes that when stood on the identical place. Primarily creating easy volumes with a stark whitewashed end. Thus, the home that’s reborn accommodates the brand new with out fully discarding the previous and the prevailing.