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House Design project for Arun's Bungalow by Ashwin Architects, one of the top ten architecture firm based in Bangalore, India.


Client Name: Arun Aravind

Location of site: Vinayaka Layout, Uttarahalli, Bangalore

Project by: Ashwin Architects

Principal Designer: A. P. Ashwin

Contractor: N. M. Constructions (Prop: N. Meganathan)

Site Area: 30’ x 40’ E-facing (1200 sft)

Built-up Area: 2200 sft

Cost of Construction: Rs. 65 lakhs

Year of completion: 2012

Text Credits: A. P. Ashwin

Photo Credits: A. P. Ashwin

This site is an east facing property measuring 30’ North to South & 40’ East to West located in Uttarahalli which is a suburb of South Bangalore city, India. This is a typical site in the urban limits. The building is a column & beam structure with solid cement blocks as the wall materials. The roofs are basically concrete slabs with steel reinforcements. The external & internal surfaces are cement plastered.

The building facade has been extensively treated with stone & glass to create a balanced composition of positive & negative spaces. The structure symbolizes modernity & imparts an element of sleekness in design.

The internal finishing materials are a combination of vitrified tiles & granite for flooring, granite for the staircase, ceramic tiles & granite for the bathrooms. This, being a contemporary house plan design, has a lot of steel elements – some are structural and some are aesthetic.

A small skylight near the living pebble court brings in natural light through-out the day. The larger skylight above the dining area is covered with frosted glass resulting in a diffused light which is easy on the eyes. Two small patches of greenery near the living and the dining area brings nature closer to the inhabitants.

Courtesy: Ashwin Architects Bangalore
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