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Re: Individual Contemporary House Design & Residential Construction

by Kavi Jha last modified May 27, 2013 05:24 AM
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Re: Individual Contemporary House Design & Residential Construction

Posted by Kavi Jha at May 23. 2013

Project Details

Location of site: Vinayaka Layout, Uttarahalli, Bangalore

Project by:        Ashwin Architects

Principal Designer: A. P. Ashwin

Contractor:        N. M. Constructions (Prop: N. Meganathan)

Site Area:        30’ x 40’ E-facing (1200 sft)

Built-up Area: 2200 sft

Cost of Construction: Rs. 65 lakhs

Year of completion: 2012

Text Credits: A. P. Ashwin

Photo Credits: A. P. Ashwin


Design Concept: Planning has been based on an open – format to visually enhance the size of the internals & interspersed with skylights to give an airy feeling & enhance the ambiance.


The building facade has been extensively treated with stone & glass to create a balanced composition of positive & negative spaces.  The structure symbolizes modernity & imparts an element of sleekness in design.


The form has taken black & white as base colors & interspersed with various shades of grey. This monochromatic effort stylizes the play of light & shade on various surfaces.  Strategically placed lights focus on certain planes & put the rest of the building in silhouette to dramatize the whole composition.


A small skylight near the living pebble court brings in natural light through-out the day.  The larger skylight above the dining area is covered with frosted glass resulting in a diffused light which is easy on the eyes.  Two small patches of greenery near the living and the dining area brings nature closer to the inhabitants.


The site is an east facing property measuring 30’ North to South & 40’ East to West located in Uttarahalli which is a suburb of South Bangalore city, India.  This is a typical site in the urban limits.  The building is a column & beam structure with solid cement blocks as the wall materials.  The roofs are basically concrete slabs with steel reinforcements.  The external & internal surfaces are cement plastered.


The internal finishing materials are a combination of vitrified tiles & granite for flooring, granite for the staircase, ceramic tiles & granite for the bathrooms.  This, being a contemporary design, has a lot of steel elements – some are structural and some are aesthetic.


Courtesy: Ashwin Architects, Bangalore 


Re: Individual Contemporary House Design & Residential Construction

Posted by Kavi Jha at May 23. 2013
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Re: Individual Contemporary House Design & Residential Construction

Posted by John Rodger at May 27. 2013

Wow. The house is looking amazing. I always want a house like this. May be one day I get successful to achieve this.

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