“I believe in god, only I spell it nature” – Frank Lloyd Wright.
The emergence of technology has mechanically driven the genesis of architecture in this machine age, when le Corbusier gave a name to the architecture and world, ‘House as a machine’. Due to which the whole vocabulary and assembly of design changed.
When client had approached us, they came with a simple brief to build a small house in Ambajogai, which has a hot and dry climatic condition. In the background of this machine age we started to question the house form of the place. Earlier the house forms were always participant house forms of the settlements, where they were always part of landscape (natural system). At the beginning of design project a stand was taken to control climatic conditions naturally instead by creating artificial conditions, hence many iterations were made to evolve the design vocabulary for this house typology appropriate for this region.
While conceptualizing a house, a house with gardens derived as an idea to reduce inside temperature of the dwelling from outside temperature, to make livable conditions. This formulates dimensions, scale and the spatial narratives while deciding the geometry of this house.
Talking about the design this house is divided into nine square grids with the consideration of extension of spaces like, living spaces, kitchen and bedroom spaces. Major mass of this house is occupied by a garden that increases the moist condition; also this creates a center of attraction (placeness) for people belonging to this house. Natural light or daylight used is allowed to penetrate intentionally for the flora of the house. This house living in the dichotomy of concrete vs. nature, thus conceived as a message for upcoming society with a machinist expression to value the system of nature.