Home at Gulmohar Greens / Studio 4000
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Context – Situated past the western periphery of Ahmedabad metropolis, the venture sits in an space that geographically marks the start of the flat, arid panorama that culminates because the Little Rann of Kutch. The chosen plot of land is approached obliquely by a vehicular highway that reveals a row of Gulmohar bushes alongside its jap edge. This diagonal view- the primary second of encounter with the site- is capitalized on and developed into the primary organizational axis for the home. Siting – Main constructing masses- i.e., the principal home, swimming pool, gazebo, and caretaker’s residence are aligned alongside the western fringe of the positioning. Of those, the ancillary areas are thickened into an edge-like formation alongside the shared boundary with the neighboring plot. This frees the smaller entrance backyard to circumscribe about the home, go previous the row of Gulmohar bushes, and lengthen into the bigger rear garden- a transfer that unifies the outside area right into a steady, unfolding gardened panorama that envelops the home.
Group & Motion – Constituent elements of the home (dwelling, cooking, and sleeping areas) are staggered alongside the north-south route to create massive verandas on the corners of the plan. By means of them, the dwelling, kitchen, and eating areas open in direction of the entrance backyard, whereas the bedrooms look into the bigger again backyard and pool. By carving out semi-open areas within the reverse and non-adjacent positions of the plan, the verandas invoke a way of diagonal orientation for the home. In Part, the RCC gable roof is inclined and rotated vis-à-vis the plan such that its ridge line follows the identical diagonal axis connecting the 2 nook verandas under. Masking the whole scheme, the roof is interrupted solely within the middle by a big terrace room above the bottom ground. This quantity cuts by the inclined roof to create a flat higher deck on the highest stage of the venture. This a part of the home is developed sculpturally to recall the formal circumstances of a ship’s stern deck, which affords the very best views of the encircling pure panorama.
Intersecting volumes of the home create totally different ranges, that are linked by a path that begins with the dog-legged staircase on the floor stage, cuts throughout the terrace room above, turns, and makes use of the inclined RCC roof as a ramp that results in the higher deck. From the darkened inside of the home on the floor stage to its fruits and launch into the skyscape, the general schema unfolds sequentially by this rhythmic motion. It presents a complete expertise of the venture’s formal and spatial traits. Construction & Supplies – The venture makes use of a composite structural system consisting of load-bearing brick partitions and RCC columns. Nearer to the bottom stage, columns are tied by the partitions, whereas above, they’re freed to satisfy the roof independently. The decrease a part of the home is clad in Travertine stone from the surface and articulated right into a thick base upon which the inclined RCC roof hovers.
The roof flares above the northeast veranda, from the place it lowers and relaxes in direction of the other nook. Its projecting edges are moreover supported with thinner, round M.S. columns skewed to obtain the thrust from the projecting corners. These metal columns simulate the nook members of a tent and provides fluidity to the roof’s expression. As one traverses throughout the bottom ground, the monumentality of the entry is scaled down right into a extra intimate quantity on the again veranda, which opens into the casual gazebo and pool space. Total, the chances of a composite construction are explored to create a excessive distinction between the environmental circumstances on the floor stage vis-à-vis the terrace room above. Under, partitions management the tough daylight by smaller home windows and heighten the sense of interiority. This decrease a part of the home is finest loved within the late mornings and afternoons. Above, partitions disappear to let the RCC body and glass make for a extra extroverted area that opens itself as much as the massive bushes exterior and is finest used for soirees and late-night gatherings.