The Indigenous House
The house functions as an architect studio cum home in the city of dehradun, with a rustic,homely atmosphere nestled in the natural environment.
THE INDIGENOUS HOUSE, DEHRADUN
site area:500 sq yd
status: completed 2015
The house functions as an architect's studio cum home in the city of dehradun, with a rustic,homely atmosphere nestled in the natural environment. The site was originally a lowland at almost 10’ deep from the road level. The work essentially exhibits three attributes- landscape, local materials and exposed structure.
On a 4500 sq ft site of the house we envisioned a relatively modern architectural expression that would be interpretive of a vernacular aesthetic, while accommodating its green surroundings. An architecture of rough cut mountainous stone which essentially belongs to the hills complements with floors of rough and leather polished Kadappa and Eta Gold in the studio floor. Projected as a Sustainable Building Infrastructure, rain water is harvested from the roof and collected in the tank to be reused for flushing cisterns in the studio cum home as well as landscape purposes. Principally planned as a daylight building, the workstations are placed on the glass façade of the
building to receive the maximum daylight.