We at ‘Akalpit architects’ believe in giving ‘Extra bit’ compared to the demand of the users. This ‘ extra bit’ is the space derived without affecting the requirements. We make sure it is not some simple space but a space with its own identity and which adds character to the structure.
The site is situated at a prime location in Kolhapur city. Though the client wished to have two separate residences for his sons, he wanted them to be connected.
This was quite a task as the site is a narrow linear rectangle with side margins of only of seven and half feet, which was barely sufficient for light & ventilation.
This made us derive to a traditional solution. We introduced a triple height Central Courtyard between the two units. This courtyard is definitely the key element of this design. It acts as the entrance lobby for both units which connects at all 3 levels. The courtyard gives a sense of visual relation between them. It invites ample natural light in the house throughout the day & helps the hot air to escape from the top.
The other features are the Double height family lounge at the first floor, which overlooks into the courtyard and acts like a lobby to the master bedroom.Extra wide & full height windows allow the users to enjoy the view of the recreational playground which exists in front of the site.
There is a Home Theater & a Gymnasium on Level 3, which can be accessed through both the units. A semi-covered terrace with features like pergolas and a Lily pond gives a sense of relaxation. At the end of a stressful day, this is the space where one would want to be.
Studio Name – AKALPIT ARCHITECTS
Type – Private Residence For Mr. Ashok Narasinghani
Character – Eco sustainable with Climatic conditions & Environment.
Location – Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
Year Complete – 2013
Plot Area – 5000 sqft.
Built up Area – 7000 sqft
Material Used – Natural Stone, Vitrified Tiles, Veneer, Solid Wood, Shera Paneling.