Belaku- A Duplex House Highlights The Balanced Use Of Geometric Forms | Technoarchitecture

Belaku- A Duplex House Highlights The Balanced Use Of Geometric Forms | Technoarchitecture

 The highlights of “Belaku” is the well defined and balanced use of geometric forms. The spaces are visually connected as well as they all interconnected to its surroundings. The straight lines of the architecture stay in jarring contrast to the neighborhood, yet a simple, elegant, visual solution the home is organized in splits. The design evolved keeping in mind their current lifestyle and a strong connection with their roots. Capitalizing on the pleasant climate of Bangalore has to offer, the design gets its open and porous nature.

visit: Technoarchitecture

This east facing site consists of two homes, one for an elderly couple and the other home for the son who shuttles between New York and Bangalore on a regular basis. The 2BHK home for the elderly couple is very practical keeping in mind the age of the parents, whereas the son’s home is more contrast, minimalist, yet having a balanced composition, probing depth and bringing forth the feeling of brightening and peace.

The open home concept complements the light, volume, and the serenity of the built space. The duplex house accessed by the lift and the stairs strategically positioned for both the houses is welcomed by a shaded veranda that captures the essence of the spaces and materials used.

The living room is separated from the rest of the home by a central water body (double height) allowing immense light to enter the home and brighten up the spaces. The visual connectivity is maintained with the greenery outside. Aiding to these sources of light is skylights placed in double-height spaces. The ample light and air in the house, the grey color floor, and the warm interior tend to add playfulness and curiosity to the place while warmly welcoming family and friends for a quiet evening or an all-nighter.

The logic of the house lies in the creation of 2 distinct blocks bridged by the central water body, this, in turn, allows seamless communication between the various programs associated with spaces of the house. This strategy allows traditional courtyard houses found in the Southern parts of India and provides for a cohesive connect which is crucial for a home. A spiral staircase in the front of the home before the main door states an ambiguity and premise of the house. The entrance to the house itself is a “pause – mediating the inside and outside”.

Material articulation reinforces the differential condition of the various programmatic spaces. Solid IPE wooden screen sandwiched between metal flats in the elevation gives an opportunity for occupation and cover against the harsh sun and the glare of the place. The entire flooring is a right combination of cement finish tiles and solid walnut wooden strips.

One of the main feature of the elevation in the use of carton steel which acts as an excellent variation to the wood and concrete colours which are already used commonly. The objective is to create an earthy ambience, with good balance. The design brings a flavour of quirkiness, but in a subtle way. The use of colours and artwork helps the overall narrative and is further supported by the super-imposed neutral colour palette.

The client’s brief was the concept of Wabi Sabi – aesthetic, simple, and close to nature; celebrating the beauty of a naturally imperfect world. This home provides simplicity, yet is textually rich creating a harmony of natural materials. Restricting the palette to neutral colour was an important decision as all the materials emphasize the beauty and poetic imperfection of nature. Walls and floor, partially in pigmented cement plaster, mimic the home into the landscape while the wood in the ceiling adds the required warmth to the space.


Firm – Technoarchitecture

Client – Mrs.Nagaratna and Mr.Ramesh

Typology – Residential

Program – Multi dwelling unit

Location – J.P nagar, Bangalore

Status – completed 2019

Built up area – 7000 sq.ft

Design lead – Rajesh Shivaram

Design team – Rupali, Mohammed Ali , Roshane peter, Vidhul

Photography – Shamanth patil photography



Chuzhi House Is A 2BHK Residence Designed With An Open Layout And Minimalist Interior Design | Wallmakers

Chuzhi is a project that helps to understand what can be built in odd sites that are generally deemed ‘unsuitable’ for construction. Situated in a gated community called Sanctity Ferme in a picturesque location called Shoolagiri, the owner was in a fix as there were unwanted obscure plots at the periphery of the community characterized by […]

Read More

This Luxurious House Is An Exquisite Reflection Of A360’s Signature Style | A360 architects

Some clients, some projects, some homes are not just a part of our work, they occupy a special place in our heart. This luxurious house is an exquisite reflection of A360’s signature style with a harmonious blend of the client’s identity, aspirations and reflection of their personality. It is a house that combines luxury and […]

Read More

A Bungalow Rich In Traditional Design Style Yet Accommodating A Contemporary Lifestyle | HIRAYA DESIGN STUDIO

Rajas Cottage was a special project as the home is in my ancestral town Mangalore and belongs to us. The project is a 90+ year old Mangalore style villa. Age old mud walls creaking, red oxide floor loosing it’s stain and texture, discomfort without attached bath areas and wardrobe spaces in bedrooms, inadequate lighting in […]

Read More

Contemporary House with a Simple Layout | Avasiti Design

Contemporary House With a Simple Layout | Avasiti Design Gaston Bachelard wrote, “The house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” This is especially true of our busy urban life today, where we seek a space for dreaming, away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. In case […]

Read More

Minimal Living and Sustainable Dwelling | Dipen Gada & Associates

A daily mundane activity of crumpling paper waste and disposing, became the seed for inspiration in this individualistic façade design. The corten steel ornamental façade is an integration of organically formed creases and a meticulous rice paper cutting method. An engaging take on this façade is its forms, analogous to unwrapping a crumpled piece of […]

Read More

Pavilion Structure Transforms Itself Into A Dynamic Geometry |  The BAD Studio

The Rajasthan School | Sanjay Puri Architects