The Gully Home / ED+ Architecture
- Space :
Producers : Toto, Fab India, Freedom Tree, Home Centre, Kalinga Stones, Lightscape, Nexion
Lead Architects :
Ammaar Chowdry, Mridula S Chowdry
Architecture & Inside Design :
Mano Bharathi, Sai Maalavika, Purva Bhende
Textual content description offered by the architects. Positioned on the top of a quiet, residential road in Chennai, overlooking the ocean – the challenge web site referred to as out for a home that opened and provided itself to the environment but in addition swaddled in its layers of privateness and boundaries shielding itself from the open surroundings it’s positioned in. The design temporary was quite simple therefore making it way more difficult – a present from a father for his daughter who was getting married, and the home could be the place to begin of her new journey. The 39’x93’ linear plot had its bigger facet going through the ocean entrance with a stupendous view of the Bay of Bengal. Like each beachfront property, a default requirement was to make sure that each a part of the home had a view of the ocean.
Design Planning. The complete home was elevated by 1.5meters with a meandering pedestrian strategy by means of an entry backyard that led the person into the home. The providers and utilities just like the automobile parking, helper’s lodging, and battery backup room have been positioned in a partial basement. The entry backyard takes the person right into a small lobby that leads one into a big nice room. It’s by means of this nice room that the challenge derives its title – “The Gully Home”. The nice room takes its inspiration from a easy vibrant road (gully) within the older components of the town. The road is the place all of the residents assemble – conversations happen, bonds are fashioned, and one hears the sound of laughter, youngsters enjoying, and a complete lot of pleasure. Equally, the good room is envisaged as the place many of the glad reminiscences of the customers are made and is the core of all actions of the home. The triple-height area has an open living-dining-kitchen structure, that opens itself right into a linear backyard with a view of the ocean past. As soon as throughout the area, the customers are reduce away from the hustle and bustle of the town and enter a world of their very own.
A traditional residence would contain ground planes stacked throughout three ranges. However to additional improve vertical cross connectivity, the ground plates are staggered by 5 ft on both facet of the triple peak area, creating views into the good room from the opposite areas. The ground plates are related by an open steel dog-legged staircase with every flight main the person right into a bed room. A set of inside bay home windows from each bed room look down into the good room thus making all the area, visually and bodily interconnected. Along with the interior bay home windows, a set of exterior ones challenge themselves out to get a 180 view of the ocean with a small seat making it a comfy studying/espresso nook.
The main bedroom has a set of personal stairs that result in a personal terrace sandwiched between the lobby and the swimming pool. The terrace will get a direct view of the ocean on the entrance, the entry backyard on the correct, and a bay window trying down into the good room on the left, thus actually making it a grasp area for the couple. The uppermost degree hosts the lounge room overlooking a swimming pool. The glazing is finished in a fashion that after opened; the deck turns into part of the lounge connecting it immediately with the pool. Lastly, the topmost degree of the home is a terrace sit-out enclosed by brick jaalis creating framed openings in the direction of the ocean.
Bio Climatic Design Strategy and Supplies. Whereas the east-facing constructing works nicely in creating direct views towards the ocean, it additionally faces the wrath of the new morning solar inflicting immense warmth achieve. The complete façade is double-skinned with a layer of porotherm blocks forming the internal core and half-cut bricks on both facet. The use of pure clay supplies for the outside pores and skin of the constructing leads to cooling the inside areas and likewise retains the warmth throughout the partitions as a substitute of transmitting it. Whereas this solves the warmth achieve throughout the space of strong partitions, for expansive views of the ocean it’s important to offer giant glazing which might result in warmth achieve throughout the areas. A window system was designed the place every window consisted of an inward opening glass shutter and an outer aluminum shutter with operable louvers. Because of this, the next 6 permutations have been doable – 1. Fully shut with zero visibility and air flow 2. Full open with visibility and airflow 3. Visually open however no airflow 4. Partial Visibility with 50% airflow 5. No Visibility with 25% airflow 6. 50% Visibility with no airflow. This method lets the person alter the expertise throughout the room based mostly on the requirement and usefulness.
The inside partitions too are a mix of sliced bricks and lime plaster partitions persevering with the materiality from outdoors to inside. The flooring is a pure polished kota, that displays warmth and stays cool all through. The bedrooms are completed with terrazzo flooring of various patterns. The roof of a constructing normally contributes to nearly all of the warmth achieve. Therefore, to attenuate this, the slabs are doubly insulated by inserting terracotta pots as fillers that decrease the amount of concrete used within the slabs as nicely. The roof of the terrace is roofed by photo voltaic panels therefore all the home may be operated utilizing solely photo voltaic power.
Inside Design. The Gully Home is a one-off challenge the place the structure utterly defines its interiors. With a connection of the within to the skin, there isn’t a distinction between the outside and inside supplies. Sliced brick cladding and lime plastered partitions together with uncovered concrete structural parts type the main inside supplies. The terracotta pots on the ceiling intensify these supplies and add an attention-grabbing contact to the area. No false ceiling is used inside the home and all of the slabs are uncovered concrete. The furnishings is a mix of wooden with material and cane to proceed the country theme inside the home. A lot of the furnishings is custom-made utilizing artisan carpenters and is designed as per the particular necessities of the customers. The Gully Home is an try at reimagining how modern-day household residing can exist in a sustainable method. It’s a home that’s contextually rooted and responds to all surrounding architectural and climatic necessities thus making it an embodiment of climatic responsive and purposeful design ideas.