WOVEN HOUSE | Sunil Patil & Associates
The project is located in Ichalkaranji , a small town in Maharashtra. Ichalkaranji is famous for textile – known as Manchester of India.
Taking inspiration of city’s famous textile weaving, the house is designed with patterns on walls, furniture and art. In the free-flowing spaces, the interior decor creates defined spaces & gives warmth through its patterns and textures.White walls and glass also form a pattern completing the feel of Woven house.
The project brief was to design a bungalow with large living areas with kitchen and dining. Family spaces with three master bedrooms, two children’s bedrooms and a guest bedroom. The house also needed home theatre, gym, library and a hobby room.
Context and Climate
Ichalkaranji falls in the hot and dry climate zone with the warm and humid monsoon. The design is based on climate responsive architecture with courtyard planning and high thermal mass walls. Open planning allowing natural ventilation through large openings covered by large overhangs – allowing diffused light and ventilation and blocking high solar radiation.
While designing a house it is impossible to separate architecture, interiors and landscape design as they have to compliment and not dominate each other.Interior designing is not an afterthought, in fact, the basic parameter for designing any space is the interior layout.
Hence the design of any space starts with the interior designing itself.The architectural form and the fenestrations in the building envelope are governed by the interior layout.
The interior decoration gives character to space hence appropriate use of materials, colours and textures are of paramount importance.
This project was a complete assignment of architecture, interiors and landscape designing.Hence, it was a need to design architecture, interior and landscape in harmony with each other.
The architectural style of the bungalow is inspired by the city and its textile. The stone walls are designed as fabric pattern and it continues in interiors on wood and furniture. White walls and glass also form a pattern completing the feel of Woven house.
Planning Spread on the large plot, this house has a simple plan which is derived out of functionality of spaces, catering to clients needs. The public and private spaces are segregated within the house.
Original idea was to create boundary-less spaces which flow into each other and then in the landscape. Interior decor complements the idea yet creates defined spaces keeping the flow of the spaces intact.Public areas like living, dining and family are designed around the courtyard. All the spaces in the house flow in the landscape creating harmony with nature.
Double height living and courtyard allow visual connection between the spaces at the upper level . Glass railings help in enhancing this effect.
The palette for this project is grey stone and ceramic flooring, white painted walls enhanced with wood, which brings warmth in the decor.
The materials are used with surface variations creating subtle patterns , as per the theme of the house.
Along with architecture and interior even the artwork has been designed by us in same ethos adhering to the theme of woven house.
The mural is inspired by the five elements of nature :-
The mural and the courtyard compliments each other depicting the five elements in their own term. The space blends at the same time is enhanced by various architectural elements.
Pool : Gazebos provides a fantastic shady spot to relax and enjoy the Pool side
Project Name:Woven House
Architect: Ar. Sunil Patil, Sunil Patil & Associates
Interior Designer:Ar. Sunil Patil, Sunil Patil & Associates
Landscape Designers:Ar. Sunil Patil, Sunil Patil & Associates
StructuralConsultants:S.S. Patne& Associates
Site Area:17,550 sq.ft
Built Up Area: 8986sq.ft
Cost: 1 Cr 83 Lac , 35,000 Sq. m
Project Team: Ar. Sunil Patil, Ar. AnujaPandit, Er. SanajyPatil
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