DESIGN WITH AN INTEGRATED UNIFIED APPROACH | Idearch

With the strong social and cultural followings of the Indian Culture, the idea of a multi generation family home is not novel to the Indian family system of the vernacular. Juxtaposing the urban living over the warmth of a family gathering is what this project is all about. Set on a site of about 10 acres adjacent to the Jalandhar -Phagwara Highway, a more residential stretch on the NH1, the site boasts of a lavish green background with all urban amenities in proximate location. The challenge lay in establishing a design vocabulary that is true to the culture of the family, yet eloquent to address the location; a backdrop of peripheral city. Architectural symbolism and motifs borrowed from Māru-Gurjara architecture (Rajasthani architecture) which originated in the sixth century in and around this western state have been used in the interiors scheme. The domes adorning the separate wings of the project accurately proportioned to balance tradition and trends. A building or structure that is designed to house several different families in separate housing units. Popular styles of Rajasthani architecture: the Jharokha, Chhatri, Stepwell, (baoli or bawdi) Johad, Jaali blended with Moroccan and Mughal influences are evident in the design. The sense of calm forms the strongest element of the scheme by its materiality and lighting which compliments its courts, reflective pools and sweeping landscapes.

Primary public space for the house is independent yet connected with truncated landscape. Parking was another concern. We did not want to give it the commercial look by parking all family cars on the surface. Hence the parking has been taken to the basement with drop offs and pick-ups at the Lower ground level. The service staff also has been placed here, thereby preventing visual encroachment of family’s expansive. As we enter the house, it opens up to the greens from inside as if one ascends to a land of traversing next level. With it’s own support staff quarters , elite services, a spa, a heated pool, banquet areas,sports facilities ; it surely is a luxurious package with the warmth of home.

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