Designer's Den | Area - 300 Sq. Yds. | Gurgaon, India, 2019
Built for the Principal Ar. Sumit Dhawan himself, this elegant house grants a distinguished vibe through the walls fabricated in small modules of Pigmento Grey Zinc, with mouldings creating a monolithic impression for the facade. Geometric volumes of wooden finished louvres and glazing perforate this block which seems like a cut out of a dark dense mass of material. The depressed cladding pieces provide a subtle shadow effect in the façade, revealing beautifully under the sun. The Pigmento Grey Zinc, installation in the form of interlocking panels incorporating hollow profiles are in perfect compliance with the openings. Along with cassettes of zinc, pinewood also makes for an integral part of the modern conferring onto an essence of colour and majestic charm. The stark contrast between the wood and dark grey zinc generates a dynamic while forming a reminiscent of the work of Cityspace’ 82 Architects.