Half is Extra – A Home in Progress / Atelier Shantanu Autade + Studio Boxx
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The proposed home is within the village of Dhotre close to Kopargaon, Maharashtra. This home began with research on the agricultural financial system of Maharashtra, the place research present an important fall in rural financial development for a few years. Farmers don’t get an assurance of incomes after harvesting. This home handles a problem of rural financial system and home. The proposed constructed type is an experiment to discover the concept of increasing the home. This resembles with farmer’s perspective, the place he compromises on important issues due to uncertainty and tends to finish them partly.
The proposed home consists of two constructed types linked by a lined passageway. Out of those two, one block is constructed utilizing the cost-effective experimental method to building which incorporates:
- RCC building until the plinth
- Load-bearing partitions with rat-trap bond
- Fabricated flooring rested on brickwork
- Shingle roofing to cowl the home (light-weight roof)
The Home is a prototype capturing the realities of a way of life, on the intersection between conventional and trendy, neither rural nor city. This challenge proposes methods for an accommodative, adaptive, and progressive constructed type, following up analysis on incremental approaches to constructing, to show an apt rural response. This home seems intently on the lifetime of an agriculturalist and narrates his concept of dwelling life, “HALF IS MORE!!!!”
Speaking a couple of proposed block reveals a transition from a various social area to a singular non-public area which resembles the home type of outdated Havelis from the north to Chettinad homes within the south of India. As this home is supposed for the agriculturalist, who seeks a pleural area that accommodates many issues. Within the rural context, the edge/ verandah performs an necessary function the place it’s connecting with the surface world. Verandah is a key kinetic area of the home due to its a number of makes use of all through the daytime.
The courtyard in the home, permits the home to breathe and make approach for daylight inside. It offers a further room dimension in a cramped dwelling area, which is used for stacking grains, seating or speaking with buddies, sleeping at night time, and so forth. The opening of the courtyard from the highest is roofed with recycled glass which traps the warmth on the high, whereas the parallel wall on each side is perforated which permits heated air to stream. A tree positioned within the court docket offers shade and retains the area moist.
Past the courtyard, on the higher flooring of the home have two bedrooms, which sit on high of the cooking, and sleeping area under. The bedrooms above prolong to the terrace, which is open to the sky. This terrace types an necessary plural area, particularly for ladies to conduct varied actions like making varied dried meals, pickles, and so forth. Terrace permits a cool breeze to enter the home in the course of the night time from the west. This home discusses the concept of a progressive rural home mannequin with restricted assets and passive methods for local weather management. The space-making train tried to make a spot for all, realizing the life-style of the proprietor.