The Jaganathan's required a simplistic residence for two brothers in a 60'X70' site. Given the constraints of a narrow divided site (30'X70', i.e.. one half), the aim was to design spaces that would be visually larger.
A design was developed, incorporating natural light and greenery as part of the house, both of which play a role in visualising the living spaces as larger and more inviting.
This residence has its living areas organised around a focal point - the staircase court. Washed in light, the composition is a pleasing contrast of wood and metal, set against a textured wall backdrop. The skylight is detailed to allow diffused light in some places and unobstructed light in some others, in a random pattern.
Sky-light strips along the living and dining area are set against stonewalls, adding definition to the space. A garden at the rear of the house, allows for more privacy and an extended feel of space. With a slight play of volumes and limited contrast of colour, material and texture, Jaganathan's residence is a restrained expression of elegance.
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