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Kamat & rozario Architecture

Bangalore , Karnataka, India-560043

Sharma House, Residential-Single family dwelling

“Achieve a contemporary house with vastu compliance” was the brief for this renovation project. The existing structure The existing structure was a 30 year old typical Bangalore house with thick load bearing walls. Most of the outer walls were very close to the plot boundary cutting out a large amount of light. The neighbor’s house too was hugging the boundary wall in certain areas which cut off even more light. The requirement was to de-clutter the existing house and add more spaces, to meet the needs of the family. Our challenge was to rid the house of its dark, dingy corners and simultaneously make it ‘vastu compliant’. We decided that instead competing with the vastu prerequisite, it would be more productive to convert it to an asset.

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Area (in sq.ft)
2,550
The additional volumes in brick and concrete

The additional volumes in brick and concrete

Latch on to the existing structure which is conceived as a white monolith.

ZingyEdit: Done in a tone of grey, the concrete facade speaks for volume and dynamism, along with a high degree of simplicity.

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The Sharma Abode

The Sharma Abode

The new windows, although different in language attempt to echo certain aspects of the old windows

ZingyEdit: Exposed brick facade paired along with static concrete plays in volumes to imply hint of honesty within the design.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Patio, Plants, Planters

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The huge projection above the car park

The huge projection above the car park

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A little “pocket of sunshine” for the house.

A little “pocket of sunshine” for the house.

The main vastu changes involved moving the staircase to the north. Only Moving the first flight of the stair completely changed the nature of the entire ground floor bringing in plenty of natural light

ZingyEdit: Simplicity of the materials and efficient planning carries a style of its own.

This picture relates to/has: Living Room, Large Living Room, Staircase, Display Window

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The Bright Interiors

The Bright Interiors

The house was also simultaneously to be made, ‘vastu compliant'

This picture relates to/has: Living Room, Large Living Room, sofa, granite flooring

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The boundary wall

The boundary wall

The neighbor’s house hugging the boundary wall in certain areas cut off even more light.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Deck

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In addition to light, our challenge was to rid the house of its dark, dingy corners

In addition to light, our challenge was to rid the house of its dark, dingy corners

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Landscape, Plants, Planters

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The existing house

The existing house

The requirement was to de-clutter and add more spaces.

ZingyEdit: The plain dynamic concrete facade has been pepped up with exposed bricks to highlight the fenestration creating interest.

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close to the plot boundary, the existing structure cut out too much light

close to the plot boundary, the existing structure cut out too much light

The existing structure was a 30 year old typical Bangalore house with thick load bearing walls. The neighbor’s house too in certain areas which cut off even more light.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Deck

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This picture relates to/has: Staircase

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This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Porch

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This picture relates to/has: Living Room, Large Living Room, sofa, cushions, coffee table, granite flooring

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This picture relates to/has: painting, Staircase, Brick Wall

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