Screened Sculpture Space / Anushka Dassanayake
Textual content description supplied by means of the architects. The web site bought by means of the customer was once a 14 perch land; bordered by means of an manner highway and a non-public lane at the two facets. The requirement of the Shopper was once for a four-bedroom residence which might give the circle of relatives privateness and leisure after every busy day of labor. The bushes and the greenery have been most commonly positioned in opposition to the rear of the land. Subsequently, because the preliminary discuss with; and the schematic design, it was once obvious that the principle areas will have to be positioned in opposition to the rear of the web site. Beginning off with this manner, the design additional evolved into developing an envelope of house that might reap the utmost benefit of the to be had greenery, in and across the web site.
Making an allowance for the location of the web site, which was once flanked by means of two roads, it supplied the most productive alternative to design a construction that might be sculptural and attentive to the manner roads. Subsequently, lately the two-storied, four-bedroom place of dwelling, stands as a sculpture; void of any boundary partitions flanking the roads, but now not compromising at the protection or privateness of the citizens.
The External – The design incorporates of 2 major components that outline its personality. A cast rubble wall, offers the visible basis or base, upon which sits the cantilevered, bushes slatted field, which visually floats. Between the 2 components lie unobstructed linear glass strip home windows, which separate the heavy stone wall base from the bushes construction above it. This highlights the floating impact, reputedly leading to a gravity deifying association. The home responds to the cruel atmosphere of the dusty, unshaded highway, which lies in entrance, by means of bushes display and the dense rubble wall. But, the similar external will get reputedly deconstructed to absolute transparency, to merge with the shady lawn and the borrowed panorama, which the rear a part of the land enjoys.
The Design – The manner strategy to the home is thru a sculptural bushes slatted gate on the entrance, which ends up in the aspect lawn. Thereafter, the doorway to the home is in the course of the aspect and rear gardens. As essentially the most visually pleasurable perspectives lie in opposition to the rear of the web site, the principle areas of the homes are positioned thus. The double-height major house guarantees connectivity with inner house in addition to a lush and funky external. All bedrooms and the leisure room, benefit from the view of the outside; filtered in the course of the bushes display and a foliage strip, which turns into a non-public pocket of greenery in every house. The foliage strip positioned between the sliding home windows and the bushes display compensates for the loss of a bodily lawn in such areas.
The home was once designed round all of the bushes that existed on web site, in particular a big Jak tree, which predominantly unfold its cover over the web site. Retaining and integrating all of the bushes, supplied the much-needed color and cooling for the home. The rooftop homes a roof lawn at the entrance portion and a front room and deck in opposition to the rear portion.
Climatic Reaction – The home was once designed round all of the bushes that existed on web site, in particular a big Jak tree, which predominantly unfold its cover over the web site. Retaining and integrating all of the bushes, supplied the much-needed color and cooling for the home. The design is attentive to the tropical climatic prerequisites. The Trees display going through the general public highway, now not handiest offers safety and privateness, it actively defuses harsh daylight from the west and the monsoon rain. The cantilevered field protects the strip of glass home windows, just like a roof. The double-height glazing that encloses the principle house, stops 2’-0” sooner than the slab stage. This guarantees most air flow within the inner even if all of the doorways and home windows are closed. This hole between the glazing and the slab supplies a relentless stack impact, which makes the inner an overly at ease position to reside in, even all the way through the warmest and humid months.
Finishes – The finishes of the home are fashionable, but rustic and the home is void of any ornamental components and remains true to the fabrics used. Lots of the inner finishes are of cement, bushes, glass, and metal sections. The country look and the impartial palette make stronger the greenery and merge the inner with the outside.