Lenka Home / Khosla Associates
Textual content description supplied by the architects. On this Bengaluru dwelling, positioned in an unique gated group within the japanese a part of the town, our first impulse was to answer the leafy neighborhood, particularly the row of majestic Kadamba fruit bushes on the highway that flanks its north entrance. We have been eager on a vocabulary of pure supplies and an architectural expression that may gently step up from the road. The 100 ft lengthy north boundary wall takes the type of a stone Jaali, crafted totally out of native Sadharhalli stone by expert masons. It’s a up to date reference to the liberal use of this stone as technique of securing land in rural Karnataka. The repetitive vertical items of stone interlock into horizontal bands with tongue and groove joinery and an absence of mortar, referencing the age-old conventional strategies of stone constructing within the area. A central entrance portal with a yellow door and polished cement encompass punctuates the Jaali and guides one into an entrance courtroom after which to the principle door.
The Home is clad partially with beige-colored clay bricks that reinforce sure options and supply thermal insulation in addition to low upkeep. Its U-shape orientation is in direction of an east backyard which bathes the home with mild morning gentle. Spatially, the bottom flooring homes a double-height lounge, bar and eating space, kitchen, AV room in addition to two bedrooms. The general public areas spill out into beneficiant verandas that work together with the east backyard. On the primary flooring, 2 further bedrooms, a examine in addition to a household room additionally visually open up into the identical backyard. Sure areas just like the dwelling, household room, visitor bed room, and AV room have pitched sloped roofs whereas the remaining are flat. The materiality is an interaction between brick and plastered white partitions, river-finished Kota and beige marble flooring, and timber-clad and polished cement ceilings.
The backyard is dotted with sculptures in addition to current bushes, strategically positioned at sure focal factors. As one enters the lobby, you’re greeted by a Dimpy Menon bronze sculpture precariously and energetically balancing on a stone sphere. The human sculpture seemingly floats atop a water characteristic and is bathed in gentle from a round skylight atop it. On the southern finish of the property, an imposing Willow tree is accommodated within the constructing design, making a aspect courtroom, and reinforcing the omnipresent inexperienced across the website.