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The house is envisioned with three main design elements on the front façade - a circular drum as living space is juxtaposed against a triangular wedge containing services, while a rectilinear cube establishes the boundary.

Location:               New Delhi


Typology:               Sustainable Residence 



Built up area:         1760 SF


Principal Architect: Amit Khanna


Completion Date:    2016


The building crafts an identity not only by geometrical forms, but also by materiality - the use of a perforated brick screen celebrates the famed Indian sun, while providing shade along the front surface of the wedge. The whole composition is framed in a rectilinear concrete square that is aligned to the diagonal east facing cut-out, orienting the overall geometrical composition.


Built at a budget of less than $18 per square foot within a timeframe of 6 months, the house establishes itself as a prototype of low-cost, sustainable urban housing, to ensure a pragmatic shift in the overall approach to design and construction strategies. The building is constructed primarily in exposed brick and concrete, lowering its cost of construction considerably, while allowing for endurance and material expression. Light grey, locally available Kota stone is used for the flooring that complements the overall aesthetic of the house. Designed to minimise heat gain in summers, while providing adequate levels of daylighting.

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