Home of Two Realities / STO.M.P
Textual content description supplied by the architects. A woven epoch, vividly evoking its story of authenticity but nostalgic, porting the expertise to work together with the innate recollections of the previous. Strolling via the streets of Pondicherry, rejoicing the intriguing mix of French and Indian influences, the colonial French Riviera is painted with ornate boulevards, ornamental half-timber facades, and stylish grill particulars. The indulge in golden rays and the cultural range in celebrating life reply the core intent of The Home of Two Realities: a rejuvenating escape from the hustle. Acknowledging the memory, the mind-set via structure. Amidst the intricate city setting, The Home of Two Realities evocates an eternal glimpse of existence with its structure and craftsmanship.
Nestled with native artisanship and solar path-oriented planning, the home merrily celebrates the sunshine. The planning entails an introverted spatial relationship blurring the boundaries of the everlasting world. The dynamic screenplay of sunshine created by the terracotta pores and skin and the funicular slabs on the ceiling enact a sundial. The Jaisalmer yellow marble imprints within the flooring mimic the configuration of rays captured via the fastidiously curated fenestrations. The contact of amber personifies the splashes of sunshine and provides a tinge of drama to the entire ambiance.
The facade is a fragile pores and skin and bone-knitted material pictured to fight photo voltaic radiation and facilitate cross-ventilation all through the areas. The proportion of the outside is manipulated parallel with the horizon by blurring the ground slabs, conceived as a transcending facade outlooking a seamless frontage. The primary threshold, an ornate wood piece glittering with the novelty of transition, opens up a mythic actuality. The solitary central core from inside emphasizes hierarchy and spatial connectivity to foster togetherness, whereas the non-public areas weed out as distinct serene sanctuaries washed by their very own transient. Configuration of the central hall with interlinked volumes fabricates the sense of house inside an area. The widespread areas are perceived as multifaceted entities, be it the cast-in library, the floating inbuilt seater, the puja, the sprawling eating unfolding each vertically and horizontally, and the opposite residing areas that may both coexist or perform on their very own.
The staircase, as a metaphoric backbone, creates a paradoxical interplay with the areas. The synergy in fusing the innate and processed materials with the detailed intricacies dignifies the temper and feelings to revel within the roots with their earthing layers. A minimal palette containing brass, wooden, and pure stones used, provides as much as the timeless period with the flavour of Indianness. The intentional rat entice cavity partitions on the west and south and lime-based flooring regulate most thermal consolation and preserve a mean liveable zone from the outside. Channeling wind via numerous typologies of window programs and the solitude chunk of quantity ensured cross air flow and stack impact, using passive cooling methods all through the home.
The Home of Two Realities is a Kernel of a dream to create a momentum of the previous, pouring within the recollections we heard, cherished, to be paused, relished, and elated. Remembrance to tug out the string of reminiscence attraction to be caught for some time. The house for us to embrace residing with balanced and significant contentment, pursuing itself as an artifact for generations collectively. A Area as an Epoch. A Reminder for you, me, and us.