Abhikram Home / Khosla Associates

Abhikram Home / Khosla Associates

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Exterior Photography, Windows

Textual content description supplied by the architects. Whereas conceiving the structure for this house in Ahmedabad, one in all our main drivers was a response to the recent and dry summers within the metropolis, with common daytime temperatures reaching 42 levels Celsius. The type of the home is derived from its climactic orientation in addition to shading units that preserve the inner areas cool. Deep verandahs and overhangs, horizontal pergolas, and vertical louvers gently filter the fierce solar.

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Interior Photography, Beam
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Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Interior Photography, Living Room

Strategically positioned apertures promote cross-ventilation whereas lowering warmth acquire. The home is approached from the northeast by way of an ample portico, clad in expanses of ribbed timber. The portico is peppered with geometric cutouts admitting pure mild into pockets of inexperienced and highlighting a linear dholpur stone wall resulting in the principle door.

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Interior Photography, Deck

Entry is thru a linear lobby that guides one right into a double-height lounge flanked on its east and west with beneficiant shaded verandahs. The east verandah faces an intimate pool courtroom whereas its counterpart on the west (contrastingly) overlooks an abundance of landscaped inexperienced. Two current outdated neem timber have been accommodated within the constructing design adjoining to this space to reinforce shade within the west. The north wall of those verandahs are clad in a grooved and patterned dholpur stone and witness an ever-changing play of sciography on their floor all through the day. Forward of the lobby is one other double-height quantity housing the staircase.

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Interior Photography, Stairs, Windows, Handrail
Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Interior Photography, Sofa, Windows, Beam

Probably the most thrilling components of the home experientially is the circulation to the primary ground. A sculptural corten metal staircase connects each ranges and results in a bridge that spans 30ft throughout a double-height dwelling house connecting two sections of the home and main into an leisure lounge. The circulation performs the protagonist in defining the spatial expertise. The staircase flanks the eating space, separated by sliding fluted glass doorways for enclosure or connectedness. 

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Exterior Photography, Brick
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There are three trapezoidal roofs that envelope the double-height lounge in addition to the upper-level bedrooms. The one above the dwelling house admits a gentle high quality of north mild into its quantity. The roofs are clad on their underside with the heat of wooden veneer and distinction with the cool beige terrazzo flooring that reach by way of the house. The verandahs and semi-enclosed areas have a tactile and pure high quality to them. The west verandah flooring in river-finished kota extends to brick flooring within the panorama and compliments the accent dholpur stone exterior partitions.

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Interior Photography

The inside sensibility has a gentle and muted colour palette of aquas blues, beiges, and blush. The chosen items of furnishings have been largely customized by us in collaboration with Mangrove Collective. Up to date Indian Artwork, tribal sculpture, Jain Pichwais, and conventional rugs adorn the areas, and a quintessential Gujarati swing takes heart stage within the verandah. 

Abhikram House / Khosla Associates - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows