Arunachal Pradesh, a remote state which is still under development, required a prototype of a modular Primary healthcare facility. This building was designed based on the vernacular of the region where most activities happens in semi enclosed spaces. The building features a single side loaded corridor with the other side opening up to environment. The roof structure addresses the heavy rainfall in the region yet allowing sun and heat to come through the South lighting. Sun glare is blocked by the unique texture of the polycarbonate translucent material.
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The existing structure required adaptation to modern outlook
A niche apartment at Thirumoorthy nagar, near Anna nagar demanded an appearance unique of its own with inspiration from nowhere, a style of its own, a language of materials of its own. Now that all possible materials have been experimented in commercial architecture, the way out was to work on the recipe, which fell in place to the clients satisfaction. Beige, grey, glass and minimal white made this project stand out from the entire avenue yet nestled comfortably with the surroundings.
Working with clients with deep rooted culture was immense. The design challenge was to show this high building as a not so tall building which was in contrast to most whose obvious choice would be to show it much taller. Hence instead of tugging in horizontal elements as obvious choice, Windows from alternate floors were grouped so that from front it looked just like a 4 storey building. The colors were more celebratory than usually preferred natural and earthen for the belief that its a way of life and partially influenced by Dhanvantri, the hindu god of medicine that is much apt for a hospital. The color representation also matches with Tulsi herb green, Fire in yellow and orange and homam in ash.
This building revolves around the concept of creating boundaries that do not intimidate the viewer rather enhances the experience of how a villa design can occupy less amount of space and yet create comfort and exhibit elegance. The villa as desired by the client works on the concept of sufficiency and serves the purpose of being a retreat home for a mature couple. The dominant colour pallet of the house is white with hues of grey that strikes a contrast to its colourful surroundings. The mould of the Villa can be perceived to be integrated cuboids that creates volumes through its blends that soften the edges of the structure, this in spite of the regional variance provides a sense of joy when perceiving the space. For more information click here