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Amit Khanna

New Delhi, Delhi, India-110057

Cuboid House, Residential-Single family dwelling

The project attempts to demonstrate the possibility of affirming some ‘principles’; some elementary yet precise rules. A series of spatial sequences are structured around minimal architectural events distributed throughout the house. These events are meant to be merely the background for the life of the future occupants and therefore recede into an almost imperceptible variation of light and shadow. Developer-driven apartment blocks have completely overtaken the immediate context and most of urban Delhi. These apartment blocks typically occupy the complete permissible envelope and then embellish the peripheral walls with whatever is currently most fashionable. The resulting urban condition is one dominated by forced facades that are 50ft/15m tall, punctuated only with unusable three feet balconies and large expanses of inoperable glass with little or no protection from the climate. In contrast, the Cuboid House strategically optimises all of the area permissible by local code, but redistributes it amongst the various floor levels. The lower service floors are extended to the perimeter to allow for a larger ground floor and to maximise the parking at the road level. However instead of stacking upper plans above each other, the building steps away dramatically as it rises, giving way to a series of decks that open up to views on the north-east. This strategy helps bring light deep into what is essentially, a narrow thin building. To further add to the luminosity of the interior spaces, two light wells are placed in the main living space. Equipped with operable windows, they not only bring light, but also draw out air from the floors and vent from the terrace. The deep recesses for the windows and large overhangs temper the fierce climate of Delhi and recall sustainable building traditions, while allowing for views from within. Two local stones, one grey (cudappah), the other sandy brown (jaisalmer teak), are used to emphasize the cubic volumes that give this house its name and form its most distinctive visible element.

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Area (in sq.ft)
15,000
Super Modern Kitchen

Super Modern Kitchen

Kitchen countertops feature fine straight lines and the space is given a neutral tone to reflect a modern look and feel.

ZingyEdit: Modular kitchen set-up.

This picture relates to/has: Kitchen, Large Kitchen, gas stove, glass door, porcelain floor tiles, Ceiling Fan, Cabinet, Glass Window, Display Window, Marble Countertop, Furniture, Kitchen Accessories, Acrylic Stone Kitchen Worktops

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Graphical Representation of a man
Meena   

The kitchen seems to be very spacious and designed very thoughtfully.

Lobby Area

Lobby Area

The lobby extends from one end of the building to the other.

ZingyEdit: Elongated lobby is disintegrated using glass boxes, as a divider.

This picture relates to/has: Lobby, granite flooring, Wooden Ceiling, Display Window, Marble

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The Spacious Lobby

The Spacious Lobby

Donned in marble flooring, the Cuboid House lobby is roomy enough.

ZingyEdit: A glance through the glossy finished lobby, cleverly crafted to leave an impression of spaciousness.

This picture relates to/has: Corridor, ceiling lights, glass partition, marble flooring, Corridor

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Marbled Terrace Area

Marbled Terrace Area

Terrace has marble flooring throughout and the floor above is supported by marble pillars as well.

ZingyEdit: The lobby sprawls out to a huge outdoor terrace framing views to nearby surroundings.

This picture relates to/has: Terrace, cladding, marble flooring, terrace, glass railing, External Walls and Facades, Stone Finishes

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Building View from across the street

Building View from across the street

Cuboid House when viewed from across the street.

ZingyEdit: A distant perspective to the external facade of this high rise apartment featuring stone clad exteriors.

This picture relates to/has: Exterior, cladding, cubes, flash, louvers, glass railing, Elevation, Tree, Glass, Stone Finishes

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Graphical Representation of a man
Meena   

The building has been aptly named according to its structure.

The balconies

The balconies

Each floor of the building has spacious balconies as viewed in the picture.

ZingyEdit: Recessed space mounts a full height glass to frame scenic views to the outer surroundings.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, curtains, glass, Planters, Siding, External Walls and Facades

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Cuboid House View - to the summit

Cuboid House View - to the summit

This picture gives a vivid glimpse of the building architecture.

ZingyEdit: A majestic view of the building upwards showcasing a stone clad facade, accentuated with glass and steel speaking contemporary language.

This picture relates to/has: Grille

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Cuboid House - the exteriors

Cuboid House - the exteriors

Modern, cutting edge architecture was what the client wanted and we designed the building accordingly. Zen architecture resides in every brick of the building as you can notice in this picture.

ZingyEdit: A composition of volumes of different sized cuboids gives rise to this form of the residence.

This picture relates to/has: Exterior, Railing, louvers, Elevation, Glass, External Walls and Facades

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preetham   (Interior Designer)

Nice Architecture.

Graphical Representation of a man
Meena   

The construction seems to be very defined and precise!

Perspective view of the Modern Building

Perspective view of the Modern Building

The perspective view unfolds all the design mystery- giving a glimpse of individual storey design.

ZingyEdit: Recessed spaces over the facade with glass act as shading aids for the fenestration.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, louvers, landscape, Glass, Siding

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Building view from below

Building view from below

Striking resemblance to various modern buildings of 21st century, Cuboid House design is remarkable!

ZingyEdit: The facade of the Cuboid house features a play of geometric push and pull creating volumes and recessed spaces.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Exterior, architectural frame, louvers, glass railing, External Walls and Facades

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Cuboid House -The interiors

Cuboid House -The interiors

As the name suggests, the Cuboid House has retained a "cuboid" shaped structure within the building.

ZingyEdit: Since the name of this house is cuboid house, hence a cuboid structure has been installed as a metaphor within the residence.

This picture relates to/has: Lobby, decorated, geometrical, marble flooring, Cubicle, cove light, Glass

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Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

ZingyEdit: Sophisticated luxury bathrooms, with designer basin mounted over the cabinet paired along with a dressing mirror.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, Master Bathroom, artificial lighting, countersink, glass curtain, curtain, shower, architectural mirrors, shower, granite flooring, Shower Enclosure, Wash Basin, Bathroom Tiles, Wooden Cladding, LED Lights

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Graphical Representation of a man
Meena   

Spacious bathrooms!

ZingyEdit: A perspective towards the vibrant interiors of this luxurious bathroom featuring elegant bathroom fittings.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, Master Bathroom, dressing mirrors, commode, mirror, granite flooring, Ceiling Fan, Wash Basin, Bathroom Tiles, water spout, Curtain, Glass, Water Closets

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Lobby Area

Lobby Area

ZingyEdit: A highly spacious room illuminated by cove light from the false ceiling has a large opening towards the balcony.

This picture relates to/has: Lobby, cove lighting, doors, sliding, balcony, glass door, marble flooring, granite flooring, Ceiling Fan, Wooden Door, false ceiling, Air Conditioner

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Lobby

Lobby

ZingyEdit: Featuring a window over the corner, flooding in daylight apart from the artificial illumination received from the cove of the false ceiling.

This picture relates to/has: Lobby, Ceiling Design, granite flooring, Glass Window, cove light, Door & Window Fittings

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Wash Room

Wash Room

ZingyEdit: The designer bathroom features a basin mounted over a cabinet marking simplicity.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, Dressing Room, dressing mirrors, glass partition, Wash Basin, Bathroom, Bathroom Tiles

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Corridor

Corridor

ZingyEdit: Designer false ceiling further illuminates this polished, vibrant space during the night.

This picture relates to/has: Corridor, Ceiling Design, granite flooring, Corridor, Doors & Windows

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Corridor

Corridor

ZingyEdit: A perspective through the corridor displaying the glass cubicle against polished marble flooring.

This picture relates to/has: Corridor, glass curtain, glass door, granite flooring, Cubicle, cove light, False Ceilings and Drywalls

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ZingyEdit: A decorative artistic glass cubicle has been placed in the lobby as a metaphorical symphony.

This picture relates to/has: Lobby, architectural lighting, glass curtain, Flooring Tiles, Cubicle

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Bathroom

Bathroom

ZingyEdit: An elegant bathroom setup features flamboyance with its fittings and finishes.

This picture relates to/has: Bathroom, Master Bathroom, mirrors, mirror, Wash Basin, toilet seat, Granite Counter Top, Bathroom

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This picture relates to/has: Tree, Night, External Walls and Facades, Facades

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ZingyEdit: A glance at the apartment building through the night highlights the volumes of the facade with artificial lights.

This picture relates to/has: Night, External Walls and Facades, Facades, Wall Lights

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ZingyEdit: A view towards the sky showcasing an atrium which floods surplus amounts of daylight into the Courtyard.

This picture relates to/has: Court House, atrium, Wooden Cladding, Court

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ZingyEdit: A monochromatic perspective through the residential high rise apartments.

This picture relates to/has: External Walls and Facades, Facades

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ZingyEdit: A view towards the facade of the building showcasing floor segments with openings as balcaos.

This picture relates to/has: balcony, Railing, Outdoors, External Walls and Facades, Facades

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elevation without internal furniture

elevation without internal furniture

This picture relates to/has: Drawing, drawings

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first floor plan

first floor plan

This picture relates to/has: Floor Plan, drawings

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ground floor plan

ground floor plan

This picture relates to/has: Floor Plan, drawings

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second floor plan

second floor plan

This picture relates to/has: Floor Plan, drawings

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short section

short section

This picture relates to/has: Drawing

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short section 2

short section 2

This picture relates to/has: Drawing

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short section 2 (300dpi)

short section 2 (300dpi)

This picture relates to/has: drawings

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short section (300dpi)

short section (300dpi)

This picture relates to/has: drawings

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third floor plan

third floor plan

This picture relates to/has: Floor Plan, drawings

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