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dwarakanath house

an urban week end home

mnd nath This weekend home was an exercise in juxtaposing the opposites. The traditional handcrafted techniques of stonewalls, pillars, lintels as well as handmade flooring is capped by a fabricated steel trussing and new material of galvalume sheets. The geometry of the house creating variety of entrainment spaces and partying for about 50 people as well as for week end stay for the family needed a sculptural roof, which had to be custom made of the new industrial material. ┬áThe contemporary global technology and material was bent to match the local artisan’s handiwork. The roof has a false ceiling of salvaged packing case pinewood. The floor is of handmade Chettinad tiles.

Client: Mr. MN Dwarakanath family

Design team: BS. Bhooshan, Shajay Bhooswhan, Ms. IA Deepti

Prime contractor: Dhatri Constructions, Bangalore

Year of completion: 2004

This weekend home was an exercise in juxtaposing the opposites. The traditional handcrafted techniques of stonewalls, pillars, lintels as well as handmade flooring is capped by a fabricated steel trussing and new material of galvalume sheets. The geometry of the house creating variety of entrainment spaces and partying for about 50 people as well as for week end stay for the family needed a sculptural roof, which had to be custom made of the new industrial material. ┬áThe contemporary global technology and material was bent to match the local artisan’s handiwork. The roof has a false ceiling of salvaged packing case pinewood. The floor is of handmade Chettinad tiles.
Client: Mr. MN Dwarakanath family
Design team: BS. Bhooshan, Shajay Bhooswhan, Ms. IA Deepti
Prime contractor: Dhatri Constructions, Bangalore
Year of completion: 2004
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