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  • Play Of Solids And Voids Creates Openness and Privacy In This Contemporary Residence | Charged Voids

    Multiple solids and voids juxtapose to create segmented layers of privacy and openness at Residence 145.

    Sited on a plot with challenging zoning and height restrictions in southern Chandigarh, Residence 145 is a play on the fundamentals of urban residential design.

    Conceptualised by Charged Voids for three generations of a family, the layout of the house is centred on the idea of connected living. A strong connection with the outdoors is established through internal courtyards, with the interior spaces framing sunny views of the landscape.

    While the front of the house comprises monolithic walls in alternating neutral stone and plain white finish, the house itself is segregated into distinct public and private zones.

    A central open space, featuring a courtyard and vertical circulation, serves as the connection between the first two zones and facilitates natural ventilation throughout the house.

    Punctures in the built form derive from the locally prevailing wind flow pattern, and a sequential progression has been built between the different zones, with multiple solids and voids creating segmented layers of privacy and openness.

    The ground floor consists of an open-plan, double-height living-cum-dining hall wrapped around the central courtyard, along with two bedrooms for the elderly members of the family.

    Two other bedrooms and an open kitchen overlooking the courtyard are organised on the second storey, which is accessed by a floating staircase. Along one edge of the kitchen is a curved wall with an opening the length of the wall, creating a slim lightwell that admits daylight from a puncture in the roof above.

    On the third level, an open bar and terrace provide a space for gatherings, along with other amenities and accommodation for the domestic help.

    The material palette is reserved to the bare minimum, with the same stone that is used for exterior finishes extending to the interior walls and flooring. The beige and white tones are accompanied by the warm colours of the millwork and furniture.

    Residence 145 is designed to support and reinforce the interpersonal lifestyles of multigenerational, joint Indian households. Elements of nature—bright daylight through the skylights, floral fragrance, the gentle sound of quietly flowing water—are introduced with the intention of visually and spiritually invigorating the space and its occupants.

    With this project, Charged Voids endeavours to continue the search for the original form of space—imbibing the fundamentals of simplicity and efficiency while rejecting superfluous ornamentation.

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    Juxtaposing volumes create segmented layers of privacy at Residence 145.

    Sited on a plot with challenging zoning and height restrictions in southern Chandigarh, Residence 145 is a play on the fundamentals of urban residential design.

    Conceptualised by Charged Voids for three generations of a family, the layout of the house is centred on the idea of connected living. A strong connection with the outdoors is established through internal courtyards, with the interior spaces framing sunny views of the landscape.

    The home is designed to support and reinforce the interpersonal lifestyles of multigenerational, joint Indian households. Elements of nature—bright daylight through the skylights, floral fragrance, the gentle sound of quietly flowing water—are introduced with the intention of visually and spiritually invigorating the space and its occupants.

    With this project, Charged Voids endeavours to continue the search for the original form of space—imbibing the fundamentals of simplicity and efficiency while rejecting superfluous ornamentation.

    Fact File :

    Designed By : Charged Voids

    Typology : Residencial

    Name of Project : Residence 145

    Location :  Chandigarh

    Principal Architect :  Aman Aggarwal

    Design Team : Swati Agarwal , Dushyant Singh

    Site Area : 4750 sq.ft.

    Built-Up Area : 5170 sq.ft.

    Start Date : 2015

    Completion Date : 2019

    Photographer : Javier Callejas

    Products | Vendors :

    ACP / Glass / Concrete :  Glass – ART – N – GLASS | Sanitary ware – Fittings :  Grohe, Vitara, Gessi | Flooring :  Sivakasi  Granite – Harihar Granites Madurai | Furnishing :  Gagan Handloom | Furniture : Local Manufacturer  ( Allah Rakha ) , Durenzo | Air Conditioning : Daikin | Lighting : Osram | Paint :  Asian Paints | Elevator :  Kone | WINDOW SYSTEM : Schuco | FACADE :  Sivakasi  Granite : Harihar Granites, Madurai

    Consultants :

    Structural : Er. Pankaj Chopra | PMC :  Khullar Builders | Façade : Sivakasi  Granite  St

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