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.
Nizamuddin House in New Delhi, India by Archohm
November 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Archohm
The Nizzamudin residence is planned as an upside-down house with a rooftop garden and pool, moving down to the living and dining areas and further down to the private sleeping spaces. The scheme responds well to a tight location, compact site and exciting client expectations.
Each aspect of design has derived from a play of volumes, material sand natural light. Indirectdiffused natural light is brought in, without the congested views of infringing neighboring houses, through concrete fins spanning forty feet. These fenestrations form the side façade of the house and create an interesting architectural language that is imposing externally and warmly welcoming on the inside.
As one ascends the ongoing flight of steps that connect the lower ground with the doublevolume living floor and the glazed top; three levels get linked spatially via this concrete face. It adds to the ‘art and design’ philosophy of the clients.
Basic finishes like kota stone, wooden floors and exposed concrete ceilings accentuate the furniture in the house. A few walls are highlighted by attractive wall coverings and lit with focused and directed lighting. Thepure fabrics and soft furnishings bring in a certain informal and comforting feel that complement this neutral yet powerful space, within which contemporaryEuropean furniture is tastefully selected and housed.
Sourabh Gupta is the Founder & Managing Director of Archohm Consults, one of India’s leading architectural design firms. He is an alumnus of CEPT, Ahmedabad and Technical University, Delft, the Netherlands.
Archohm was conceived as a design studio that offers design consultancy for architecture, urban design, interiors and product design. Working across diverse scales, from furniture to urban infrastructure projects, Archohm’s ‘mad and fun’ philosophy promotes it’s out of the box design solutions. With over 12 years of experience in Architecture and Urban Design, Sourabh is renowned for his capabilities in conceptualizing, designing, and detailing. With his passion and a keen insight into the diverse design fields, he leads his initiatives towards the highest level of design quality. You can catch him evolving the master plan of a university in the morning, enhancing the light quality in a private residence at noon, and designing a bathroom in the evening all under one roof and under one time zone.