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The Two Cubes Residence

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The site is located in a quiet residential area in the city of Mysore. The site came with its own set of challenges; there are residences on three sides and a narrow road in the front, and a series of trees ahead.



Mr. & Mrs. Ramesh
3692. 74 Sq.ft
Chetan, Shubha, Akshitha, Raj.

The clients are a middle aged couple; their requirements included a contemporary three bedroom house with a home theatre, gym and barbecue area with basic vastu compliance. To provide well-lit and ventilated private spaces within the house we introduced a triple height courtyard with a skylight, which lights up the living, dining, puja room on the ground floor, study and circulation corridors on the floors above. Throughout the day there are various patterns formed from the light filtering in through the cnc cut metal sheet placed below the skylight. The pooja is accessed through the courtyard which is lit from the skylight above the courtyard and a window opening on the opposite east side wall. The dining area on the ground floor opens to the landscaped setbacks with green walls.

An important aspect was to connect the daughter’s bedroom to both the parent’s room and the grandparent’s room. Placing the daughter’s room in the mezzanine level gave the house the staggered two cubes seen in the façade and by doing this the bedroom was close to the grandparent’s room in ground floor and parent’s room in first floor. The master bedroom, daughter’s bedroom and parent’s bedroom are placed in front end with balconies facing the roads to maximize the light and ventilation and to view the series of trees in front , the balconies are treated with white and teal colour expanded metal sheet to create privacy. Apart from the master bedroom on the first floor there is a family room with a balcony. On the second floor the lower terrace acts as the barbecue area with a curved L seater and water fall. The expanded metal sheet from the elevation continues over the seating , there is a gym and a home theatre.

The colour and material palette used are in tones of black, grey, white and cool coloured wood tones. The folded metal staircase is finished with wood boards; the handrails have peculiar detailing where it acts as a structural member in supporting the folded metal staircase. Pink being the daughter’s favourite colour, her room has shades of pink and grey colour palette. The triple height courtyard wall has patterned grooves with strip lights added in a random staggered manner, this courtyard is now the favourite spot of our client’s daughter and she spends most of her time here.