Lightness of Being / Thought Parallels

first_img Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Grohe, Saint-Gobain, Veneta Cucine, Bangalore, HMG, Western India Photographs:  Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu Rajan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Kozhikode, India Nikhil Mohan Houses Year:  “COPY” Lightness of Being / Thought Parallels Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu Rajan+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share Lightness of Being / Thought ParallelsSave this projectSaveLightness of Being / Thought Parallels ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chitra Architects: Thought Parallels Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: 2018 Structural Designer: Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Client:Mr. Farook UmmarDesign Team:Shabna Nikhil, Najeera M M, Jinesh KCity:KozhikodeCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see – Thoreau. When architecture attempts to merge two paradoxical forces, there arises a metaphorical meaning to what hasbeen achieved. The concept of ‘lightness’ generally relates to the physical weightof objects or materials. In the realm of design, it can take a surrealistic stance when used to alter the perceived visual mass and ambience. Through the manipulation of forms, play of materials and control of light & shadow, the concept evolves into a sensory experience.Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanLocated at the coastal city of Kozhikode in Kerala, the project was given an architectural envelope that orientates to the north providing privacy to the entrance facade. The house then rests within a completely inwards focused environment, separating both the social and co-existence space on the ground floor and the private space on the upper floor.Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanThere are vast concrete slabs that float and interlace with each other creating living spaces, while glass – a prevailing element in the project – helps to demarcate the interior spaces, without dissecting them from the lush foliage in the external areas. The benevolent qualities of wood put to use at the roof level ensures that the ambient temperature within the house stays comfortable and helps to further the natural connect with the surrounding nature and greenery.Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanThe cities we live in are becoming increasingly claustrophobic. Most client’s briefs categorically state that they want the homes to be uncluttered. The underlying reason for this being that among other functions it must serves, the home is where one heads back to for rest and rejuvenation.Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanThis understanding lead us to instill ample airiness in the inner sanctum by the use of double heights and made the interior spaces completely illuminated by openings. Voids within the high ceiling and large framed windows offer unobstructed views to the ground floor and first floor. The zoning distribution blends the family’s common space and an inside-out living area adjacent to one of the fundamental parts of the project – the indoor courtyard. A sense of intrigue is created when the courtyard unexpectedly appears beyond the facade wall that leads to the main living hall.Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanThe client’s role in facilitating this project is immeasurable – a young, educated couple with a curiosity and interest about architecture in general and our vision. Without their collaboration, this project would not have been possible.Save this picture!© Lal, Redz Photography & Vishnu RajanProject gallerySee allShow lessXinsu Group R&D Center / Minax ArchitectsSelected ProjectsS’RUI Office / Wei Yi International Design AssociatesSelected Projects Share Projects India CopyAbout this officeThought ParallelsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKozhikodeIndiaPublished on February 21, 2019Cite: “Lightness of Being / Thought Parallels” 20 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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