This humble home for a family of four is located on a rather quieter street in Gurgaon. A highlight of the street is the 20-foot wide green belt in front of the houses stretching across the length of the street. In this project, the green belt is brought inside the property through a porous boundary wall. This permeability is further enhanced with a very transparent ground floor living that opens out to the front lawn. Seclusion and security is not hindered by locating the main entrance at the end of the driveway along the side of the house. The rear of this level is flanked by two symmetrical guest bedrooms looking down onto a sunken courtyard. The upper levels enjoy generous outdoor decks that allow ample glazing to be provided to the resultant recessed facades. An exposed steel open staircase allows fluid vertical circulation in the central zone of the house. The exterior massing is kept solid and rather simple, and the architecture relies on materiality and grooves to provide articulation.
Sector 15, Gurgaon
Saurabh Syal (Principal Architect), Deena Dhayalan (Rendering)
August 9, 2020