Redesigning A Linear Styled Pavilion In Delhi | Delhi Collective
The farm is situated amidst the lush greens of Chattarpur, within an acre of the plot stood an incomplete skeleton structure of a Pavilion. The clients had chosen their farm as their venue for their wedding and wanted to create a small weekend home with a separate toilet block for their guests by incorporating the existing pavilion structure into the design. For us, the existing structure was the starting point of the design concept and how we could design around it to fit the requirements.
A linear approach was taken, where the existing pavilion became the main house which housed a small bedroom, Pantry, Bathroom, and Living Area and the extension created became the toilet block. This approach allowed us to create a clean rectangular form that would act as a backdrop to the site without eating into the clear lush open farm. The plinth has been treated as a stepped platform that helps the volume merge into the ground smoothly as well as creating a seating space.
The elevation was divided into 2 halves – House and Toilet block. The house has been treated with large glass windows with sliding doors that allow the landscape to merge with the interior. While the toilet block is treated with a blank façade with a strip of wood cladding accentuating the linear form the building.
Architects: Delhi Collective
Location: New Delhi, India
Area: 2200.0 ft2
Project Year: 2019
Photographs: Rohan Dayal