Bringing the outdoors in
Residential | A respite away from the chaos of the city
The Umber Home
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Reinforcing Local Crafts
molding lifestyles through design
Project | Inside Out
Location | Kalindi Colony, New Delhi
Site Area | 500 Sq Yd
Scope | Architecture
Typology | Residential
Status | Completed
enabling spacial efficiency
Simple and linear in design, the layout tries to take maximum advantage of a three-side open corner plot. The scope was the addition of extra floor while connecting horizontally to an existing built area. The floor is designed for a single-family unit with clearly defined public and private areas. Bringing the outside-in and enabling a visual connection to the outside space. The owner being an artist, the white clean walls manifest artwork; speaking for itself.
The new block is designed with an open plan layout, where the formal drawing, dining makes one continuous space with the kitchen attached to the dining area. The rooms and the family lounge are designed within the existing area, where the rooms are planned around the family lounge, which manifests itself as the heart of the house, also opening out to a large terrace.
Large openings in living and dining areas attempt to capture maximum natural light and ventilation throughout the day. Initiating inseparable light connectivity and gives the main character expression to the interior.
The views of the surrounding tree foliage create a very calming and peaceful space, while connecting the inhabitants to nature at all times.
All the private areas are opening out into an extensive public focal, creating great interactive connectivity. The volumetric bulging of spaces builds an open and fluid experience. Despite its relatively open design, there is a sense of comfort and privacy.
Large openings in these areas attempt to capture maximum natural light and ventilation.