Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Richmond house by Newline Design
December 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Newline Design
On a corner allotment with typical multiple additions, the task was to create a new family home with work, living and play areas and to facilitate art.
The addition needed to respect the location and the original structure but also had to introduce new areas, which would be far more fluid and flexible than the traditional period stock would normally allow.
Opening walls and creating vistas internally, making connections from kitchen to living to dining to study, all to connect to the outside, was critical.
A basement cellar and retreat connected the outside via an expansive portal view into the pool and blue sky beyond.
A second storey addition needed to house sleeping and amenities.
The lightcourt acts as the pinch point where the friction between old and new is released. It acts as relief , a point where you can appreciate the original fabric and understand that to live on, it needs new life which comes by way of the new extension.
The pool and garden were integral to all – but everywhere \”blue sky\”.
Richmond is lavish, open, warm, calm, intelligent and serene.
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Category: Family house