Architecture Residential design Rural architecture

Modern house by Neogenesis+Studi0261 stands out in rural Indian surroundings

March 5, 2020

Neogenesis+Studi0261 architects has designed a house in a village called Talangpore in the western Indian state of Gujarat. The modernist architecture of the property, which is the residence of the village headman, stands in stark contrast to the area’s rural surroundings.

The 535m² house shares a common wall with a cowshed, an open ground for pasture on the other side and traditional houses on the opposite side. The owner’s brief to the design team, led by architects Chinmay Laiwala, Jigar Asarawala, Tarika Asarawala, was to create a house that stood out among the existing properties but also provided privacy to its residents.

The distinct massing is created through dead cubes and powder-coated wood finished aluminium pipes as screen without compromising on the view or ventilation. The massing has been designed not just to articulate the function of the house but also to form a volumetric elevation.

The organisation of spaces on the ground floor revolves around the central courtyard, creating a separate entry on the other side of the living room for the office space on the upper level. The spiral metal staircase creates a statement as one enters through the main gate, however, preserving privacy even while transiting from the lower level to the upper areas.

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Photos: The Fishy Project

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