Architecture Design of B-99 House
Description About The Project
B-99 House designed by DADA & Partners, this residence caters to an architect couple. It embraces a hierarchical zoning strategy, with formal living areas at the front and private spaces to the rear. The North – South axis houses bedrooms and bathrooms, while the East – West axis accommodates drawing, living, and kitchen spaces, form the core of the house. Besides, at its heart lies a South – facing central courtyard, surrounded by living and bedroom areas on the ground and first floors, seamlessly connected by a steel staircase. Bridge like spaces link the front and rear rooms, while a two foot deep wall serves as both shading and seating in the open courts.
Also, this design echoes a longstanding tradition in Indian architecture, where courtyards regulate climate and serve as communal gathering spaces. Here, smaller courts and voids on each level offer natural light, ventilation, and captivating vistas from every room.
On the other hand, the design evolves from masonry on the lower floors to lighter timber cladding on the upper levels, enhancing sustainability and aesthetics. The interconnected voids promote natural ventilation, reduce the need for mechanical cooling. Solar collectors on the south side provide hot water during winter, and abundant windows bring in natural light, minimize the use of artificial lighting. Moreover, the choice of materials, such as recyclable timber and aluminum, contributes to the house’s eco friendliness.
Overall, the B-99 House stands as a modernist gem rooted in tradition, seamlessly fusing modern design principles with traditional responses to the local climate.
The Architecture Design Project Information:
- Project Name: B-99 House
- Location: Gurugram, India
- Project Year: 2006
- Area: 350 m²
- Designed by: DADA Partners
The house’s composition transitions from masonry on the ground and first floors to lighter timber cladding on the second level.
Indeed, courtyards have long been a significant feature in Indian architecture design, serve as climate regulators and social gathering spaces.
A dramatic, three-story high staircase connects the entrance area, the basement void, and the first floor. Custom – designed and fabricated from steel and timber, it appears suspended in the spacious, light filled volume.
The B-99 House Gallery:
Text by the Architects: As affordable land is getting scarce in cosmopolitan cities of India, development has spread to their fringes. Also, this move towards the suburbs has resulted in extensive developments including vast residential zones and commissioning of new private houses.
Photo credit: Lightzone; Ranjan Sharma | Source: DADA Partners
For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: B 99, Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon Haryana 122002, India
– Tel: +91 124 4040076
– Email: email@example.com
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