Raintree Home / Khosla Associates

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Textual content description offered by the architects. On the southern periphery of the positioning stood an impressive and historical Raintree that influenced the spatial structure of this 4-bedroom home in Chennai. The tree, with its sculptural roots and the large cover, was a major driver in figuring out the structure and design of the home. We wished the tree to be omnipresent, so we created the doorway court docket round its roots and positioned the lounge in such a method as to have direct views of it. The principle compound wall on the road was designed with sure cutouts to accommodate a few of its branches and roots.

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The L-shaped plan of the home has a robust North-South axis with the dwelling space assuming a central pavilion-like location with views of nature on either side. The south opening of the dwelling space frames the large Raintree whereas its north opens fully to a linear Koi Pond and garden. A sequence of 4 sliding doorways collect at one finish revealing the Koi Pond and garden and dissolving the edge between inside dwelling area and the outside. The strategic orientation additionally promotes cross-ventilation and breezes from south to north, conserving the dwelling space cool within the intense Chennai summers.

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The circulation of public areas on the bottom flooring contains dwelling, eating, household, kitchen, research, and a visitor bed room. The household room spills out into an ample verandah that flanks the koi pond and north garden. The higher degree of the home has the master suite, an open household space in addition to two youngsters’s rooms, every with views of both the tree cover within the south or the garden within the north. The materiality of the home has giant expanses of polished gray kota stone because the flooring is offset with walnut wooden in sure bedrooms. Accent solid concrete partitions in the master suite and stairwell wall complement the fabric language.

Raintree House / Khosla Associates - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Beam© Shamanth Patil J

We wished to carry the interiors with sure colours that will distinction effectively with the muted gray shell. We thus used Garnet and Ochre liberally within the delicate furnishings and equipment. Many of the sourced carpets are handwoven in Saree silk, work are in Oil and acrylic by up to date Indian Artists Rathin Burman, G.R. Iranna, C Douglas, Mahmud Husain, and many others., and a few antiques are sourced from previous city Kochi. The ornamental lighting act as the point of interest in the home and is sourced from European manufacturers LZF, Marketset, and Louis Poulsen. The furnishings was largely custom-made by Khosla Associates.

Raintree House / Khosla Associates - Exterior Photography, Windows, Garden, Courtyard© Shamanth Patil J

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