House of Connect

Chennai
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Residential
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Architecture

“An image of serenity – Fluid space, activity & vision contained by a strong yet porous form; these paradoxes marry each other/blend to create a structure serene, a reflection of its suburban context.”

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Design Concept

Section Through Common Space and the Court

Set in a north-facing site sized ----- in the Porur suburbs, the brief was to design a house with good lighting & ventilation for a 4-member family over an occupied ground floor. Contextually important is a perennial tree at the entrance.

The design process flowed two-way – proportions & visual connectivity. LeCorbusier’s Modular Man inspired the first while the latter enhanced the“experience” of the structure –nuances that create memories, making a building truly immortal.

 The aim was to create cozy familial spaces connected visually. Modular proportions guided this process, giving a framework within which form flourished. The Modular Man is an anthropometric scale of proportions represented graphically as a man with one arm raised - devised by architect Le Corbusier to bring the omnipotent 1: 1.6 ratio into architecture. The final structure was a reaction to the conscious application of the modular proportions, in the volumes,heights, size & shape of openings, facade treatment, spatial configuration

 Staggered floor plans punctured by vertical volumes; floor-length windows render internal& external visual connection. The courtyard and open corridors dissipate the western sun, cooling the incoming breeze.

 Material used denotes timelessness; warm tones of brick, stone & wood contrast with the cool grey of cement and concrete finish. The building sits as a reflection of its suburban context; dense but breezy, strong yet serene

North Elevation

Specifications

Site area
Gross built area
3445sq.ft
Carpet Area
Project Cost
Status
Completed
Typology
Residential

Team and Collaborators

Design Team                      Malli Saravanan  

                                            Vignesh

                                            Harini

                                            Naveen

                                            Anjana

Client                                  Mr.Gopinath

Structural Consultants      Archetype

Text Credit                         Harini

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