A Two-Bedroom House With Simple and Intriguing Interconnecting Spaces | Studio 78 Architects

Editor’s Note: Displaying the melodious symphony of a caring home, Studio 78 has adapted the art of simple and soulful design through its grounded considerations. The central courtyard feels like a warm embrace, tugged by the wooden knobs as a statement insert. Sky colored windows opening in the courtyard are delightful, emphasizing on a design sense that focuses on elements that truly matter. ~ Nishal Sevak(Co-Editor)

Nandu- an employee at our studio approached us with a small plot, equally small budget and his aspiration of a dream-home. Design brief was very precise and clear- a two-bedroom house with simple and intriguing interconnecting spaces for a lower middle-class family at an affordable budget of rupees 15 lakhs.

A Two-Bedroom House With Simple and Intriguing Interconnecting Spaces | Studio 78 Architects

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Site Context:

It was a west-facing plot of dimensions 14’3” x 45’0” situated in residential area in the outskirts of Ahmednagar city. There were attached houses on the either side of the plot with only front and rear sides open to tap in the daylight and natural ventilation.

Given the design brief and budget of the client, conceptually it was important that the design solution proposed yielded out of conventional construction techniques to check the expenditure on construction materials and workmanship.


Traditional “Mandalas” in Hinduism were re-interpreted to derive “Ardha-Mandala” which formed the concept of the entire design.

The plan form thus evolved from Ardha-Mandala had skylit courtyard as the focal point and with Puja Room placed in it, the courtyard seams to radiate all the energies in form of concentric semi-circles to surrounding spaces in the house.

While almost entire circulation happened around this small courtyard, it also established connectivity through floors.

The courtyard thus became the multi-dimensional spiritual soul of the house that catered for daylight, natural ventilation, connectivity through floors simultaneously radiating positive vibes throughout the house.

Fact File

Designed by: Studio 78 Architects

Project Type: Residential Architecture Design

Project Name: Kanchan Residence- A Commoner’s Nest

Location: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Plot Area: 618 Sq.ft

Built-up Area: 1053 Sq.ft

Project Cost: 15 Lakhs

Year Built: 2022

Duration of the project: 1 Year

Principal Architects: Ar. Deepak Mane, Ar. Kedar Kale & Ar. Girish Aher

Structure Engineers: Sai Consultants – Madhukar D. Balte & Ajinkya M. Balte

Contractors: Riya Construction

Photograph Courtesy: Ar. Aditya Mane

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