The Home Inside the Grid / LIJO RENY architects

The Home Inside the Grid / LIJO RENY architects

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Exterior Photography

Textual content description offered by the architects. Situated in a leafy neighborhood, ‘The Home inside the Grid’ sits on a barely elevated plot accessed by a silent street.Designed for a physician couple and their 4 kids, based mostly in Sharjah, this home was meant as a spot for leisure, rejuvenation and bonding throughout their frequent visits to Kerala. The sprawling home and its many rooms had been designed to accommodate and entertain the household in addition to a number of family and buddies who could be a part of them throughout such events. Ultimately, as this home was meant to develop into their everlasting dwelling, it was designed as one than only a vacation dwelling.

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Interior Photography

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Wood

The home consists of two distinct parallel bays linked in between. Every of those bays consists of a set of outlined purposeful areas and a linear circulation backbone that dissolves into the mum or dad room wherever doable. A mixture of main and secondary capabilities, with its two completely different room widths, creates a visual repetitive spatial sample all through the home. This venture was an train in exploiting the spatial potentialities supplied by the surprisingly versatile modular grid. Juxtaposing the rigorous however serene geometry of the home with the incoherent panorama of its web site, a definite spatial language developed to develop into a refined stage for the contemplative every day actions.

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Interior Photography, Garden, Concrete

One enters the home by means of a shaded sit-out space, trapped in an exterior courtyard, which connects itself to the formal sit-out to the left and the workplace area to the suitable.The one storied bay on the jap aspect of the location, composed of undulating volumes, homes the general public and semiprivate zone, such because the customer’s lounge, formal residing, widespread prayer space, eating, powder rooms, and many others. in the direction of the entrance and extra non-public zone, just like the kitchen, work space, kitchen court docket, utility, and many others. in the direction of the again. The double storied quantity on the western aspect of the location homes the six bedrooms together with their connected bathrooms and a compact workplace area with a patio overlooking a shallow pool. This bay extends in the direction of the north to deal with an open and a closed automotive porch, each accessible from the paved entrance yard. 

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Wood
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The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Exterior Photography

The 2 fundamental bays had been indifferent from one another to supply the bed room block its a lot wanted privateness. Nonetheless, connecting these two bays, whereas strictly adhering to the grid configuration of the home, is a household/ area every on both of the flooring. The staircase was positioned on this zone to make the circulation much more environment friendly. This central area, whereas creating an entry between the primary bays, turns into an off-the-cuff lounging space encouraging communication between the members of the family.

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Interior Photography

Two massive courtyards trapped between the parallel bays to boost the air flow and the circulation within the venture. The entry court docket in the direction of the north acts as an extension of the sit-out. Whereas the bigger court docket in the direction of the south, an extension of the bottom flooring household area and the eating, with a eating patio and a swimming pool turns into the a lot wanted spill out area. The dense vegetation exterior these courtyards contrasts with the sparse regimented panorama,positioned inside the grids of the home, to create an fulfilling medley.

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Exterior Photography, Facade

The strategically laid out plan whereas offering privateness to the members of the family additionally facilitates thorough cross air flow by channeling the seasonal shift of the predominant wind by means of its areas by the advantage of its orientation. This retains the rooms as ethereal as doable, sustaining the inner temperatures at a doable low. The undulating volumes together with the a number of cantilevered slabs shade one another within the shifting tropical solar. These floating roofs additionally assist effectively accumulate rainwater which then runs by means of a collection of customized chrome steel rain water drain pipes, populated throughout the venture, to the designated water assortment chamber. A collection of photo voltaic panels positioned on these massive roofs helps produce the mandatory energy for the home to be self-sufficient and hold the home off the grid. A collection of photo voltaic panels positioned on these massive roofs helps produce the mandatory energy for the home to be self-sufficient and hold the home off the grid.

The House Within the Grid / LIJO RENY architects - Exterior Photography, Facade