We proudly present the Ghose Residence, a creation by Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects in the outskirts of Bangalore, India.
Seated on a rocky hill, this home is both open and protected from its surrounding environment. The brick landscape wall protects and defines the home, allowing privacy from roads and protection from the heat. This raised look emphasizes the independence of the design.
The main body consists of modular white structures joined by a continuous glass gap, representing a “dichotomous symbolic relationship,” in the words of the designers.
The family room hangs between the twin structures, overlooking the internal garden at the heart of the building. This space is suspended between multiple layers of the home, overlooking every room, flooded with natural light at daytime. A main focus of the design was to exemplify an ideal of independent living, sought by urban upper class citizens of this part of the world.
The house is surrounded by greenery, creating a natural buffer with the streets below. The punctuated structure breathes natural light and passive ventilation. The landscape is shaped to harvest rainwater, preserving ground water in an area prone to dryness. Combined with the striking, modern shape of the home, this unique property works in harmony with its surroundings.
Close view of the red brick support structure rising from the garden, supporting one of the twin white structures beneath large upper balcony.
Wood patio on the front, left section of the home features matching natural wood dining set, with hinged glass panels opening a full wall to the main living space inside.
View into the living room from patio. Lush natural hardwood flooring throughout is paired with white walls and L-shaped sectional.
This unique room suspends a raised tile floor above white rock bed, for a serene, Zen garden feeling.
Side entry via floating stone stairway hides on left of the home.
Here is the main patio as seen at dusk, with the expanse of glass upper wall clearly visible beneath the left balcony.
From the open patio door, the expansive view of the valley below can be witnessed.
Central family room features unique blue-backed entertainment wall, with built-in cubic shelving and space for musical instruments. Transparent dotted white wall stands behind main staircase, comprised of floating wood steps.
View overlooking the central living space, revealing separate staircases leading to each of the twin upper structures. Mixture of white tile and minimalist, natural wood textures defines the look.
Upper level room featuring bright splashes of color, breaking up the natural wood on white theme. Orange sofa pairs with wood roll-top desk beneath multi-colored dome chandeliers, before expanse of upper wall exterior glass.
The central room allows for views throughout the entire home, via split level gaps, floating staircases, and thin metal railings. Sunlight pours in through glass sections of every external wall.
The lower level features another sliding panel glass opening to this small garden area behind the main brick wall.
Bedroom features all white surroundings, paired with rich, natural wood frame bed. Slits of natural light come through upper wall, next to discreet built-in shelving.
When darkness falls, a large screen can be lowered in the central living room for movie time.
Main dining room features lengthy natural wood table beneath large, patterned cube chandelier. Floating stairs on right conceal dark wood cabinetry beneath.
The lower living room as seen at night, with obscured overhead light glowing around the structure.
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