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RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE
RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA

Plot Area: 10,398 sq ft Built Up Area: 8,100 sq ft Project Timeline: 2014 – 2015 Project Cost: INR 2,700 per sq ft

BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, BENGALURU

Principal Architect: Chitra Vishwanath Project Team: Monalika, Martin, Avik, Divya, Vani, Sandeep, Ravi

Team: Monalika, Martin, Avik, Divya, Vani, Sandeep, Ravi © Skyboard, 2018. No part of this eBook

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS “We love forms of light” was an initial statement from

“We love forms of light” was an initial statement from the client.

The key element in photography is light. The house sited on

Bengaluru’s Sarjapur Road, belongs to the client who is a freelance

photographer and a corporate executive. The client’s love for

photography, makes it evident to make ‘light’ the key element of

the house. Expressing the ‘spirit of joy through light’ is what this

house is for the couple.

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Set in one of the posh gated communities of the

Set in one of the posh gated communities of the city, the task was to achieve a house complying with these future owners’ aspirations while remaining within the architects’ team’s frugal and ecologically inclined values. A 10,398 sq ft of plot area, the house is surrounded by the green landscape. The orientation of the plan enables easy visual access to the landscape. The budding plants create future image of the greens hiding the house amid its cluster. The garden separates itself from the road, through the compound wall thereby allowing the house its privacy. The greens are accentuated by simple and natural material palette. A complex but necessary balance in an ever material demanding context and perennially resource-stressed environment.

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Drawing room on ground floor The concept of courtyard

Above: Drawing room on ground floor

ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Drawing room on ground floor The concept of courtyard house led to achieving

The concept of courtyard house led to achieving the desired master plan with the connectedness between indoor and outdoor spaces. The courtyards, skylights are placed in the house to keep the feeling consistent with the exteriors. In addition, by sequentially integrating the set-back spaces with the indoor via large openings and boundary screens, several spaces could open within and expand beyond while retaining and respecting the level of intimacy demanded. Layered to this setting and to create further spatial character is the articulation of levels and heights with respect to spaces usage. These overlays of movements aren’t simple nor minimal in nature, but a consensus is on focus by the consistent reminders from the earthy tones and textures of the material.

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Family room facing verandah The garden space has been

Above: Family room facing verandah

ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Family room facing verandah The garden space has been design in a way

The garden space has been design in a way to easily accessible from the internal spaces. A wooden gazebo connects living and dining and becomes a place of informal talks and relaxing space. The garden at the rear has its access from the family space. A ramp ensures the elderly have full access from the house to the garden. Vista to an entire edge of the house is given to the kitchen.

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Kitchen and dining with family room in the background

Above: Kitchen and dining with family room in the background

Above: Kitchen and dining with family room in the background The desire for materialisation of raw

The desire for materialisation of raw textures like mud bricks, rammed earth, wire- cut bricks, stone walls, concrete and light forms in subtle harmonisations to shape the spaces. The white-washed thin bricks merging with leather stone, the stone pillars sympathising with the undulating slate floor, the internal organic landscape mirrored with the raw concrete, the exposed RCC stairs flooded with the roof skylight, are few of the multiple articulations and combination aiming at characterising the initial aspiration while hoping to retain rooted in balance and senses. A further reminder is the coconut tree, which has a nearly ubiquitous visual access and from which several of the existential elements have emerged.

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6 | RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Access to basement

Above: Access to basement

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Basement Studio The basement consists of the studio

Above: Basement Studio

> BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Basement Studio The basement consists of the studio space and staff

The basement consists of the studio space and staff accommodation. A walk through the garden leads to a staircase landing in the basement. Strategically placed at the basement, the studio space allows for a focused and undisturbed environment. These basement spaces are equally opportunistic in their connectedness to the garden by the presence of a basement lawn. The underground set-back enhanced several fold the quality of the work studio with indirect light reflected from the stone wall and greenery. It’s a corner site and the high ceiling living room adorning it with garden inside and outside makes for an impressive but controlled grandeur.

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Guest Bedroom The entire building, stepping back and

Above: Guest Bedroom

> BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Guest Bedroom The entire building, stepping back and rising slowly in

The entire building, stepping back and rising slowly in profile from the entry to the rear side makes it a human experience for users and passers-by. This is how the dynamic relationship of this built space with its surroundings brings in love with a joyful experience in a tentatively modest expression amidst the less frugal context.

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9 | RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Master Bedroom Left: Master Bathroom
9 | RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Master Bedroom Left: Master Bathroom

Above: Master Bedroom

9 | RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Master Bedroom Left: Master Bathroom

Left: Master Bathroom

9 | RACHNA & JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Above: Master Bedroom Left: Master Bathroom

C

B

A

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D

Recharge Well Helper's Bedroom Toilet 8'-6" X 7'-3" UP Store UP 5'-9" X 7'-3"
Recharge Well
Helper's Bedroom
Toilet
8'-6" X 7'-3"
UP
Store
UP
5'-9" X 7'-3"
Helper's Bedroom
8'-6" X 7'-3"
Studio
15'-5" X 21'-0"
Kitchen
13'-0" X 19'-9"
Verandah
Helper's Bedroom
8'-6" X 7'-3"
Toilet
UP
Verandah Helper's Bedroom 8'-6" X 7'-3" Toilet UP BASEMENT FLOOR PLAN D 1 5 10 20

BASEMENT FLOOR PLAN

D

1 5 10 20 FT
1 5
10
20 FT

C

B

A

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UP

D

UP Toilet Toilet Sitting 12'-0" X 14'-0" Father's Bedroom 14'-0" X 18'-0" Guest
UP
Toilet
Toilet
Sitting
12'-0" X 14'-0"
Father's Bedroom
14'-0" X 18'-0"
Guest Bedroom
14'-0" X 14'-0"
UP
UP
C
Entrance Lobby
8'-6" X 15'-9"
Verandah
Verandah
Courtyard
22'-3" X 20'-9"
B
Courtyard
29'-6" X 20'-9"
Puja
5'-6" X 6'-9"
Family Room
17'-9" X 25'-6"
Pond
9'-6" X 9'-0"
Courtyard
12'-6" X 9'-0"
Utility
6'-0" X 8'-3"
Verandah
Drawing Room
20'-0" X 19'-0"
Kitchen
13'-0" X 19'-9"
Maid's Kitchen
7'-6" X 13'-3"
Dining Room
20'-0" X 13'-0"
Store
5'-9" X 7'-3"
Toilet
A
UP DN
UP
DN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

D

1

5

10

20 FT

C

B

A

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D Toilet Family Room 14'-0" X 14'-0" Landscaped Terrace DN Dresser 10'-0" X 8'-6"
D
Toilet
Family Room
14'-0" X 14'-0"
Landscaped Terrace
DN
Dresser
10'-0" X 8'-6"
Balcony
Master Bedroom
17'-0" X 29'-9"
Dresser
10'-0" X 8'-6"
Landscaped Terrace
Toilet

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

D

C

B

A

1 5 10 20 FT
1 5
10
20 FT

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OHT BOTTOM LVL GR LVL +30'-11" FF ROOF 2 LVL GR LVL +25'-7" FF ROOF
OHT BOTTOM LVL
GR LVL +30'-11"
FF ROOF 2 LVL
GR LVL +25'-7"
FF ROOF 1 LVL
GR LVL +22'-6"
FIRST FLOOR LVL
GR LVL +13'-5"
Master Bedroom
UPPER GF LVL
GR LVL +2'-5"
Family Room
Verandah
Entrance Lobby
GROUND LVL
LVL +0'-0"
SECTION BB
OHT BOTTOM LVL
GR LVL +30'-11"
FF ROOF 2 LVL
GR LVL +25'-7"
FF ROOF 1 LVL
GR LVL +22'-6"
Landscaped Garden
FIRST FLOOR LVL
GR LVL +13'-5"
Toilet
UPPER GF LVL
Maid's Kitchen
GR LVL +2'-5"
Toilet
Drawing Room
GROUND LVL
LVL +0'-0"
Helper's
Bedroom
Toilet
Studio
Verandah
SECTION AA
1 5
10
20 FT
2'-5"
11'-0"
9'-1"
3'-1"
5'-4"
2'-5"
11'-0"
9'-1"
3'-1"
5'-4"

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OHT BOTTOM LVL GR LVL +30'-11" FF ROOF 2 LVL GR LVL +25'-7" FF ROOF
OHT BOTTOM LVL
GR LVL +30'-11"
FF ROOF 2 LVL
GR LVL +25'-7"
FF ROOF 1 LVL
GR LVL +22'-6"
FIRST FLOOR LVL
Landscaped Garden
GR LVL +13'-5"
Master Bedroom
UPPER GF LVL
GR LVL +2'-5"
Kitchen
Family Room
Toilet
GROUND LVL
LVL +0'-0"
Studio
SECTION DD
OHT BOTTOM LVL
GR LVL +30'-11"
FF ROOF 2 LVL
GR LVL +25'-7"
FF ROOF 1 LVL
GR LVL +22'-6"
FIRST FLOOR LVL
GR LVL +13'-5"
Master Bedroom
UPPER GF LVL
Family Room
GR LVL +2'-5"
Verandah
Verandah
Entrance Lobby
GROUND LVL
LVL +0'-0"
SECTION CC
1 5
10
20 FT
2'-5"
11'-0"
9'-1"
3'-1"
5'-4"
2'-5"
11'-0"
9'-1"
3'-1"
5'-4"

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OHT BOTTOM LVL GR LVL +30'-11" FF ROOF 2 LVL GR LVL +25'-7" FF ROOF
OHT BOTTOM LVL
GR LVL +30'-11"
FF ROOF 2 LVL
GR LVL +25'-7"
FF ROOF 1 LVL
GR LVL +22'-6"
FIRST FLOOR LVL
GR LVL +13'-5"
UPPER GF LVL
GR LVL +2'-5"
GROUND LVL
LVL +0'-0"
WEST ELEVATION
2'-5"
11'-0"
9'-1"
3'-1"
5'-4"
OHT BOTTOM LVL GR LVL +30'-11" FF ROOF 2 LVL GR LVL +25'-7" FF ROOF
OHT BOTTOM LVL
GR LVL +30'-11"
FF ROOF 2 LVL
GR LVL +25'-7"
FF ROOF 1 LVL
GR LVL +22'-6"
FIRST FLOOR LVL
GR LVL +13'-5"
UPPER GF LVL
GR LVL +2'-5"
GROUND LVL
LVL +0'-0"
SOUTH ELEVATION
2'-5"
11'-0"
9'-1"
3'-1"
5'-4"
1 5 10 20 FT
1 5
10
20 FT

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JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PRODUCT & MATERIAL APPLICATIONS Sliding Doors: Ebco
JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PRODUCT & MATERIAL APPLICATIONS Sliding Doors: Ebco
JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PRODUCT & MATERIAL APPLICATIONS Sliding Doors: Ebco
JITENDRA RESIDENCE > BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS PRODUCT & MATERIAL APPLICATIONS Sliding Doors: Ebco

PRODUCT & MATERIAL APPLICATIONS Sliding Doors: Ebco Tiles: Nitco Lighting: Havells Colour: Asian Paints Sanitaryware: Jaquar / Grohe / Roca from Srinath Sanitary Wares Bath Tiles: Kajaria Stone: Kota / Jaisalmer Stone Waterproofing: Fosroc Switches: Anchor Wiring: Finolex Hardware: Kohler / Jaquar / Roca / Grohe Kitchen Fixtures: Grohe / Jaquar

/ Jaquar / Roca / Grohe Kitchen Fixtures: Grohe / Jaquar KEY CONTRIBUTORS Structural: Mesha Consultants
/ Jaquar / Roca / Grohe Kitchen Fixtures: Grohe / Jaquar KEY CONTRIBUTORS Structural: Mesha Consultants
/ Jaquar / Roca / Grohe Kitchen Fixtures: Grohe / Jaquar KEY CONTRIBUTORS Structural: Mesha Consultants
/ Jaquar / Roca / Grohe Kitchen Fixtures: Grohe / Jaquar KEY CONTRIBUTORS Structural: Mesha Consultants

KEY CONTRIBUTORS Structural: Mesha Consultants Civil: Ranganath L Electrical: FCML Distributors

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Vivek Muthuramalingam