Architecture
Paradigm

RAMESH MAKAM

, India

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The intention here was to create a positive experience within the house underscored by blurring of boundaries between inside and the outside. Apart from other requirements,the brief defined a need for a sloped roof  and this became a critical factor influencing our design process.The idea  for the roof explored a single sloped surface that modulated the volume within the house to accommodate vaastu concerns and a variety of spaces while generating spatial richness. The design process  was  akin to origami technique of scoring and folding that finally resulted in a roofscape that could be read as augmented terrain connecting with the surroundings. The folding of the roof responds to the spatial  pattern of built and unbuilt which is a result of the intention of blurring the edge between the garden and the house.