Location : Bangalore, India
Photo Credits : Lester Rozario
The brief : “A vastu compliant contemporary house”
The 30-year old Bangalore house with thick walls nearly hugged the plot’s boundary, and was so compact with the neighboring homes that it totally blocked natural light inside.
The aim of the renovation & extension of this residence was to ‘de-clutter’ the existing living spaces by getting rid of its dark corners while being ‘vastu compliant’. We took the vastu pre-requisites and decided to turn it into a spatial asset.
The new skin had two parts:
The additional volumes in brick and concrete latch seamlessly on to the existing structure, expressed in white. All the doors and windows were re-used. The new windows were imagined to be ‘tonally different’ from their older cousins.