The design working group has completed the construction of a single – family home in the Indian port city of Surat, with a slightly undulating brick facade providing sunscreen.
The building’s location at the intersection of two streets informed the architects decision to split it into two contrasting areas: One covered in concrete and the other with bricks.
The site is part of the residential area and is located on a corner package west of the street, explains the locally-based studio. “The layout is designed in such a way that the private area is inside and the public area is in front. ”
The belief that unconventional decisions sometimes yield remarkable results, or in other words: “Thinking outside the box ” can ultimately bring you content and satisfaction, led to the creation or rather to the “reinvention ” of this Home. The journey was not a happy walk when you are trapped in the labyrinth of space, the old house; Getting rid of the spectre of the past seemed quite difficult.
The challenge was to redefine the interiors with more fluid, openness and exterior with extreme simplicity, without specifying or minimal indication of what was in a structure, which was entirely opposite. To the idea. The idea that architecture doesn’t always have to be new and that materials, even spaces, can be “reused” with careful analysis of the context and a lasting result in solving limitations.
The word means “modern ” in terms of the present. So when we talk about modern homes, we’re referring to the homes being built according to the latest trends. The modern architectural movement began at the beginning of the 20th century.
It was conceived as an opposition to over-the-top and outdated styles characterised by elaborate embellishments. The designers at the time were looking for ways to simplify the architecture. This resulted in innovative design forms made of new materials such as concrete, metal and glass. At present, there is an infinite variety of models of modern houses.
However, they are all based on the common principles of simplicity, functionality, elegance and lack of ornaments. The beauty of a modern home lies in its unpretentious design.