Perennial Home / Sifti Design Studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Set in a typical residential plotted growth within the peripheral city material of Amritsar, Perennial Home is inbuilt robust contradiction to its neighborhood dwellings. Inside a linear website of 26’ x 62’, surrounded by plots on three sides, and going through the street on the south, particular consideration to tackling the intense local weather of the area, in addition to constructing a robust architectural vocabulary is given. Taking cues from the shopper’s want for an abode of rest, and a love for gardens, bushes, and pets, the areas are deliberate to look inwards to a inexperienced open-to-sky courtyard that runs deep inside the home. The areas circulate between each other, exuding a way of openness whereas retaining their performance.
In response to Amritsar’s excessive local weather, with temperatures dropping to 0deg in winter and rising to 45deg in the summertime, mass placements and terrace projections are rigorously deliberate to defend the inside in the summertime whereas permitting the winter solar in from the south. The winds operating east-west are trapped, accelerated, and humidified by the lengthy and slim courtyard backyard, which brings daylight, air, and a view of the panorama to nearly all rooms. Blurring the road between inside and outdoors, bay home windows function little nooks that open into the backyard, serving as moments of pause and aid. The bottom flooring matches the principle capabilities – the residing, kitchen, eating, and two bedrooms, with only a lounge and visitor bed room on the higher flooring, that overlooks the courtyard. This flows right into a first-floor terrace backyard going through the street.
Studying from the unique materials character of Amritsar, the house is constructed totally with uncovered brick partitions, breaking away from typical city developments which use trend-based cladding or utilized façade finishes – which have made town an amalgamation of incoherent architectural characters. Returning to brick, which is produced regionally, is an try and lend a way of belonging to the house whereas imparting a timeless aesthetic high quality. This, mixed with yellow Jaisalmer stone that sweeps the ground of the home, serves its customers with minimal upkeep, swish weathering, and a naked, tactile end.
The protagonist of this play of area and lightweight is undoubtedly the full-height uncovered brick curved wall that scoops the entrance of the constructing rigorously nurturing a tree. With its thick, 13.5-inch rat lure masonry wall, it blocks extra warmth from the south, guides circulation, and manipulates pure gentle. The separate pedestrian entry takes guests alongside the curve to enter the lounge – a seemingly floating glass field overlooking the frontage – sitting in agency juxtaposition with and intersected by the brick curve.
The light frugality and ease of design intent maintain the home grounded and timeless. Areas are beneficiant and free-flowing, with playful parts and a splash of colour. Perennial Home stays true to its identify, adapting by means of seasons and getting older superbly with time.