House within a House

A concrete pitched roof wrapped around a central court creates gradual atmospheric transition from inside to out, fully open to movement of air and varyingly open to views of the court.

It’s inside surfaces are concrete or exposed brick and screens in wood. The variation in materiality and lighting will provide a range of qualitative experiences besides playing with the perception of moving deeper into or further from the court.

The primary volumes can accommodate functions associated with a nuclear family (kitchen, living, bedrooms and bath). Fully contained within the primary volume, an upper level can be added at a later stage whose configuration and extent can be determined according to change in domestic needs. Built of local wood, it will have an independent support system, one that allows additive growth without altering the existing spatial experience.

House within a House | date : 2012 | location : Hyderabad, India | surface : 246 m2 | team : Madhusudhan Chalasani, Sai Kumar G, Vamsi Kundanam | status : Theoretical Speculation