Best Implemented Project of Private Residence
About the project
The corner house begins as a celebration of a street corner . The obtusely angled corner site with a tree locally known as 'helicopter tree" presents a unique anchor, and an opportunity to explore an urban house that shares dissolved boundaries with its natural context.
The family's, desire and love of plants provided the basic impetus to explore a 'larger than life shaded balcony volume’ right in the corner, a visible microcosm, towards which the internal spaces converge. This 'open green courtyard', both breaks and holds the overall form together, becoming the core and an integrating element of the house.
The house is held by a rhythmically punctured compound wall that curves around the corner, concealing the house from the busier street while revealing it towards the inner lane.
Bel Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Project implementation year
Applicant and authors of the project
Meeta Jain Architects.
«We are a multidisciplinary design studio established in 2002, doing architectural, interiors, temporary space and large landscape planning projects. We aspire to infuse joy through the spaces we create. The movement tends to be the primary integral animated force, beneath our form arrangements. We reach out for larger-than-life gestures, while striving for humanly scaled spaces models for each context.»
Architecture — Meeta Jain, Pritim, Atheya, Komal G, Vikas G, Vasanth P, Neha S.
Client — Venkatesh Rao
Structural Consultants — B L Manjunath & Co.
Contractors — Sreeraksha Contractors
Photographer — Manoj Sudhakaran