Studio Ardete creates a unique juxtaposition of brick and concrete volumes in this Panchkula house

Studio Ardete creates a unique juxtaposition of brick and concrete volumes in this Panchkula house

27 Nov 2022 News

Situated in a modest residential area of Panchkula, Haryana, the brick house designed by Studio Ardete faces a wooded park to the south and south-east across the road, with a lawn providing scenic views of the landscape along its two significant frontages.

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

The beauty of the house lies in its connection to the front lawn, acting as an extension of the living spaces, thereby becoming a part of the client's daily routine. The site, its surrounding nature and the built mass form a harmonious interplay emulating life from within. 

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

As one traverses across the lawn, a large veranda awaits, flushed with the structure, adorned with lush planter pots and a swing set, offering an enjoyable space for evening tea while one takes in the essence of the surrounding nature. 

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Lying at the centre of the space is a spacious living area, nestled between two courtyards that let in abundant diffused natural light. The perceptual clustering of the courtyards enhances the spaces by bringing light while ensuring a seamless connection among different areas. 

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Covered in pigmented wire-cut bricks, the colour and texture of which give off the impression of being buried in the warm earth, the courtyard attains a double-height volume, fully immersing the users into nature. 

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

The red bricks and grey floors complement the pale walls, while the plants adorning the courtyard add just the right amount of greenery. The doors' dark walnut wood and the golden brass pots give the entire setting an earthy elegance that transports one to rural life. 

photo_credit Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Therefore, the house design is a sublime reflection of an effort to achieve a synthesis between habitat and nature, bringing forth the vitality of materials and volumes.

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