Road No 78, West Punjabi Bagh House | Area - 2250 sq. yds. | Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, India, Ongoing
This magnanimous house in New Delhi has been designed for a joint family in which 3 brothers are going to stay on the top three floors and the ground floor is kept for the purpose of recreational activities. While designing the house, one thing became constant for all three brothers was the terrace garden in the front of the house. They wanted to feel as if everyone is staying on the ground floor by letting them walk and sit in the greens every day. For this particular reason, a cantilever of 15 feet was designed on all three floors using a post tensioning method allowing the ground floor to have a seamless view to the outside garden. A double-skin moving facade was proposed in a wraparound method throughout the first and second floor allowing not just privacy but making the life of the family very easy by limiting 75 percent of the housekeeping staff to outside. The same wrap-around balcony was used for maintaining the terrace garden, plantation, cleaning of toilets and windows and servicing drip irrigation n misting nozzles which requires regular maintenance without entering the inside. Further adding to the aesthetics, the facade lighting plays an imperative role as trick lights are randomly placed along the puncture and RGB light. This residence is the perfect amalgamation of form and function.