• The House Of Volumes | OCA India

    The House Of Volumes | OCA India

    House of volumes uses an 18,000 sqft irregular quadrilateral plot to great advantage by maximizing the use of a central “pool courtyard” Inspired bt the “Aangan” in traditional Indian homes.

    visit: OCA India

    The courtyard pool is at the core of the home and all master bedrooms, kitchen, and dining, formal and informal living areas on the lower and upper level look into it. From the street, there is complete privacy due to a dense array of full-grown trees on the southern side which gives adequate shading to the large garden area.

    The houses read like a series of staggered abstract liner volumes. 20 feet waal cad in exotic Brazilian quartz stone Leads on to the entrance foyer in the southwest.

    Client brief: The house used by 3 generations & 5 residents had a very simple & functional brief where the client specifically demanded large open spaces both indoor & outdoor. Their lifestyle revolves around home gathering & celebrations with friends for which the

    spaces were designed & placed to best communicate with each other. The traditional Indian ethos & values of a courtyard had to be implemented along with a swimming pool for perpetual use with 5 bedrooms & necessary family living spaces. The client was specific about the budget & desired a clean, subtle yet vibrant interior style.

    Context: House of volumes located in a posh township of Indore has a design concept that has all the living spaces and major bedrooms face an open space with views of pool courtyard & garden. The main element of the house is the location of the swimming pool which plays a very important role in improving the indoor air quality & helps in passive cooling.


    Transparency: all the spaces are connected in such a manner that it’s easy to orient ourselves in the house.

    Interconnection: all the spaces are divided into private and public manner but are connected with a transition space.

    Interaction: all the spaces are planned in such a manner so that the user feels a cozy environment and feels connected to the family.

    Focal point: to create interest and space which captures everyone’s mind and soothes them. The pool courtyard works the same.


    The built block has openings on the windward direction which leads to a smooth airflow all over the spaces.

    Section bb’:

    The pool courtyard:

    -the courtyard is provided with water and plants, it act as a cooling source.

    -internal courtyard provides cross ventilation and natural cooling.

    -most openings are to the internal courtyard rather than exterior surface.

    Section-cc’ (day):

    Due to the incident solar radiation in the courtyard, the air in it becomes warmer and rises up to replace it, with cool air from the ground level flows from the openings of the room thus producing the airflow.

    Section-cc’ (night):

    The cool air sinks into the courtyard and enters the living spaces through the openings.


    Firm: OCA- Office OF Contemporary Architecture

    Location: Indore, Madhya pradesh

    Project Name: The House Of Volumes

    Project cost: 5 crore

    Cost/sq.ft: 2800/sqft

    Principal Architect: Aditya Agrawal

    Plot Area: 18,000 sqft

    Potography credits – balwant alawa photography




    The Slope House Design Of This Weekend Retreat Beckons Tranquility-Seeking Souls | Tat Atelier

    Nestled within the undulating embrace of mountainous terrain, the slope house design of this weekend retreat beckons tranquillity-seeking souls to immerse themselves in a sanctuary that harmonizes seamlessly with nature’s contours. The client’s vision was to create a familial haven, a space where cherished moments could unfold amidst the serene backdrop of nature’s grandeur. Upon […]

    Read More

    Small Open Kitchen Designs: 20 Ideas For Compact Spaces

    In large urban centres, small open kitchen designs are a common feature of many homes. In Indian households, where the kitchen is one of the most frequently used spaces, it needs to be comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. The absolute dream is a spacious kitchen with sky-high ceilings and ample natural light. However, many of […]

    Read More

    Residential Architecture Is Meticulously Crafted To Meet The Diverse Needs | GVQ Design Studio

    SASWATHA, the residential architecture project by GVQ Design Studio, is located in Thrissur, Kerala. This thoughtfully designed home caters to a joint family consisting of two brothers, their families, and their parents. Spanning approximately 2,700 sq. ft on a 15-cent plot, the residential architecture is meticulously crafted to meet the diverse needs of a multi-generational […]

    Read More

    This Exceptional Hotel in Solapur Stands As A Beacon Of Innovation | Ikshana Architects

    Situated in Maharashtra, this exceptional hotel in Solapur stands as a beacon of innovation and cultural celebration. Thus embodying a harmonious fusion of traditional elements and contemporary design principles. This Exceptional Hotel in Solapur Stands As A Beacon Of Innovation | Ikshana Architects Design Concept Welcome to Hotel Karuna, an architectural marvel meticulously crafted by […]

    Read More

    The House Facade Sits In A Picturesque Scene | Panji Associates

    Against the backdrop of the clear blue sky, the house facade sits in perfect harmony, creating a picturesque scene. Isiri is situated in Navanagar, Bagalkot district, Karnataka. The site faces east and covers an area of 4,800 sq. ft. This residence is for a family of four. To tackle the hot and dry climate, we […]

    Read More

    Step Inside This House in Baroda Where Every Corner Is Filled With Plants | Foresight Associates

    Step inside this house in Baroda, where every corner is filled with plants, blending nature and architecture. We rarely encounter spaces designed and celebrated with mindful craftsmanship. Foresight Associates has crafted this dwelling of 3400 sq ft in Baroda, Gujarat. It is crafted with a deep sense of modernity and serene artistic elements.  Step Inside […]

    Read More

    This Comfortable Home Is A Testament To Minimalist Charm | The Crossboundaries

    This sophisticated and comfortable home is a testament to minimalist charm. It embraces a harmonious blend of sleek, functional, and comfortable living. Upon entering, a sense of calm envelops you as the minimalist aesthetic continues to unfold, with each room showcasing distinctive, unique features. This Comfortable Home Is A Testament To Minimalist Charm | The […]

    Read More

    15 Sustainable Interior Design Tips For Eco-Conscious Spaces

    Sustainable interior design implies the modern aspect of crafting spaces and understanding varying styles and trends. The need for eco-friendly design emerges from various challenges such as climate change, cluttered space, and losing touch with nature. Sustainable interior design follows the principles of green design, connecting the hues of earth and the texture of nature, […]

    Read More

    Home in Indore Has An Air of Elegant Simplicity | AS Design Atelier and KN Design Studio

    Perched on the gentle slope of County Walk’s lush landscape, the 5000 sqft home in Indore stands with an air of elegant simplicity, its sloping roof harmonizing with the natural contours of the land. At the forefront, a vibrant garden greets visitors with a colorful array of blossoms, a serene oasis contrasting against the structured […]

    Read More

    This Home in Delhi is a Structure That Stands Out From its Surroundings | Interactive Design Studio

    Situated in the town of Gujranwala, this home in Delhi is one such structure that stands out from its surroundings. This visceral instinct reflects in the exteriors defined by angular forms, an architectural expression that speaks volumes. Amidst the colour and chaos of the bustling street, the Corian facade embraces greys and whites. Thus, it […]

    Read More
  • Some Simple Steps to Upgrading Your Home’s Interior

    The Frangipani 14 Is A Burst Of Boldness And Drama | Faad Studio