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Kochar House a Unique Combination of Interior-Exterior Dynamics

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Kochar House a Unique Combination of Interior-Exterior Dynamics

The four-storied building is designed in such a manner that it highlights the unique combination of interior-exterior dynamics in a building for Mr Kochar and his family. The idea was to lead the project with a cost-effective and climate-responsive approach that has provided it with a unique identity of being tact and vernacular design.

Kochar House a Unique Combination of Interior-Exterior Dynamics
Kochar House a Unique Combination of Interior-Exterior Dynamics

Durable and eco-friendly natural materials like CSEBs, terra cotta, Jaisalmer stone, Kota stone, kadappa stone, slates, pebbles; granite, are brought together to offer residents the potential for exploration. This aids the sensation of entering the different space without having any barrier for space segregation as well as contributing to the aesthetics and textural variety of interior space.

In this duplex residence, double-height courtyard that connect spaces on different levels is emphasized due to having multiple designer elements like Circular Skylights opt by using the frustum of clay cones, Jali wall, visual variety in terms of textures, green belt and traditional light fixtures all together creates excitement and calm in environment simultaneously that makes the space perfect for spending quality time with family.

Self-supporting two-storied Jali wall was a bit challenging, done successfully and became a heart element of the courtyard. As it maintains thermal comfort by improvising the ventilation inside; allowing natural daylight and creates the visual drama of light and shadow; linking interior to the exterior and maintains the privacy as well.

The living roof is done with Jack arch where girders are used at intervals between which terra cotta blocks form slightly lengthen vaults that headed towards cost-effectiveness. Replacing unnecessary concrete in tension zone with earthen pots as filler material enhance aesthetics, maintains the thermal comfort inside and reduces total embodied energy.

Semi-circular arched openings are preferred as its curved geometry effects cost and stresses and make the façade more appealing. Corbelling has been done to obtain delicate sit-outs which also served the purpose of shading devices.

Client- Mr. Kochar – Project Completion- 2018.
Status: Built
Location: Bangalore, IN
Firm Role: Architecture and Interior
Additional Credits: Arun, Nivedhitha Karthikeyan, Deepa Parameswaran, Debarpita, Priyanka Siddharth & Sanjay Jain.
Photo Credits: Spaces and Events
Structural Consultant: My Designs
Civil Contractor: Tropic Responses
Interior Contractor: Tropic Responses

Brands / Products:-
1. GM & Pasolite – Light Fixtures.
2. Jaquar – Sanitary Ware.
3. Saint Gobain – Glass.
4. Erra – Hardware.
5. Creative Clay – Earthen Pots for filler slab.
6. Mardani Press – C. S. E. B. (Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks).

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