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Studio Motley

Bangalore , Karnataka, India-560095

Weekend Home - Bangalore, Residential-Single family dwelling

Project Status: Completed

The brief from the client was that the house should be conducive to host gatherings of varying scales, along with being a refuge for the family from the urban context. There was also a possibility that they could eventually move into the place permanently. They desired a house from which they could enjoy the entire 13,000 sft property.

The idea behind the project was the courtyard- an 'outdoor room' which connects the house to the landscape and also forms the centre, unifying the entire composition. This central open space was formed by a simple U-shaped configuration and contains a 'kund' with a large shade tree which breathes life into the surrounding sheltered zones.

The living room is treated as a singular element, more public than the rest of the house and it takes shape as a 15' high glass box sandwiched between 2 concrete slabs, the whole hovering over a reflecting pool. All spaces in the house have opportunities to spill out to different areas with terraces and balconies at various levels, while still being connected visually from the central court. The master bed, along with spilling out to the central court, also has a more private rear court to look out to.

The intent was the house be climatically responsive and all the glazing has deep overhangs to protect it with living room further cooled by the surrounding water body. The house is further insulated by the use of filler slabs, a technique where the concrete roofs have hollow clay blocks within.

The materials used are locally available textured black and grey stone along with exposed concrete, brick, wood and glass to create colours and textures that are natural and exude warmth.

Awards:

1- Selected for 'The Merit List'. The Merit list is an initiative by Matter, to recognize projects of critical relevance in terms of design and thought in the context of contemporary Indian architecture.

2- Nominated for the NDTV Design and Architecture Awards 2015.

3- Nominated for the (AICA) Artists in Concrete Asia Awards 2015.

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Area (in sq.ft)
1,200

ZingyEdit: The tranquility of water added as a design element within the U-shaped courtyard aids the house composed in a play with materials such as exposed brick, concrete, and glass, to achieve perfection.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Water feature, Plant, Column, Stone Finishes, Pavers

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Reflective watrebody around living room

Reflective watrebody around living room

ZingyEdit: Water acts a poetic metaphor to the living room, which is a space catering to relaxation mood.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, water feature, Potted Plant, Tree, Brick, Column, Glass, Stone Finishes, Pavers

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ZingyEdit: Courtyard space edged with a water channel, moving parallel along the edge of built spaces is a perfect example of merging the landscapes with the built spaces.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, water feature, outdoor furniture, window, Railing, Plant, Glass, Plant Containers

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ZingyEdit: A scene from the interiors portraying a contemporary material palette, with a backdrop of brick wall, against the flight of stairs.

This picture relates to/has: Stairs, Railing, Hanging Ceiling Light, Door, Flooring

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ZingyEdit: The facade forms up from wooden frame holding glass panels incorporating permeability to depict the beautiful scenic views from outdoors.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Wooden Rafters, Water feature, landscape, Tree, Glass, Court

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ZingyEdit: The facade of this weekend abode features a contemporary material palette, along with a contemporary design. Permeability is an essential concept followed in this residence connecting the indoors with the scenic outdoors.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, landscape, glass railing, Tree, Grass, Glass, Court, External Walls and Facades

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Central Kund

Central Kund

ZingyEdit: Well manicured outdoor lawn featuring concrete pavers for hardscape with a grassy green patch with a simultaneous water channel running along the edge of the residence.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, concrete pavers, architectural frame, Stairs, Plants, Planters, Water feature, Tree, Grass, Brick, Glass

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ZingyEdit: A glance at the interiors of this weekend abode, leaving a lasting impression with subtle material palette and contemporary nuances.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, dining chairs, cantilevered stairs, rug, Wooden Ceiling, Carpet, Glass

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ZingyEdit: A perspective through the side elevation of this residential abode showcasing contemporary nuances.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Wooden Rafters, Water feature, landscape, Deck, Column, Glass

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ZingyEdit: A concrete frame around the rectangular window, not only acts as a shading device but also adds volume and character to the contemporary facade.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, window, Stairs, Brick Wall, Plant, External Walls and Facades, Pavers

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external staircase

external staircase

This picture relates to/has: Terrace, Outdoors, Stairs, Staircase, Brick Wall, Chairs, Spiral Staircase, Tree, Grass, External Walls and Facades

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intrenal staircase

intrenal staircase

ZingyEdit: The stringed connection of lower and upper floor through the cantilevered wooden steps.

This picture relates to/has: Lobby, cantilevered stairs, Staircase, Brick Wall, Display Window, Glass

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ZingyEdit: This residential phase displays a recessed window over the exposed brick facade.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, window, Stairs, Brick Wall, Railing, Plant, Flooring, Tree, Window Shade

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This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, window, Brick Wall, concrete, Spiral Staircase, landscape, Column

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Living Room view

Living Room view

ZingyEdit: The perfect note to a living room, presenting permeability through the glass walls, centrally located to promote an efficient planning, framing scenic views to ponder over transporting the place as a perfect refuge for relaxation.

This picture relates to/has: Outdoors, Wooden Rafters, Water feature, Deck, Tree, Column, Glass, Court, External Walls and Facades, Pavers

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Living Room

Living Room

ZingyEdit: Elegant minimalist L shaped couch, embraced by funky colored cushions lie at one comfortable corner of the room.

This picture relates to/has: Living Room, Small Living Room, painting, Leather Sofa, Wooden Door, Furniture, Glass, Armchair, Center Tables

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