Wishkarma | World's largest Catalogue of Building and Construction Materials

Artefact house at NOIDA by Amit Khanna Design Associates

Text and Images by Amit Khanna

Artefact house at Noida by AKDA Architects

The brief for a client, also an architect was to create a weekend pavilion on a piece of land purchased primarily as an investment. A tight budget of Rs. 5 lakhs was defined for construction, with no constraint in the design process.Undertaken as a research project to introspect contemporary architectural design for a residence, the building was conceived around first principles of climate, simplicity of materials and construction, with aninnovative take on what a modern spatial configuration for a home should be.The plan was organized around 3 basic spaces – the requirement for a large garden, a minimal amount of enclosed area to function as a weekend home, and most importantly, the space that served as the transition between the first two. The transition space was envisaged as a large, shaded extension of the living space that would make it eminently usable, when the weather was not too harsh.

The resulting partiis that of a thin, linear block on the party wall that accommodates the enclosed spaces. A projecting slab on a series of thin, almost invisible, supports defines the four living areas – completely open, a roof with no walls, walls with no roof, a roof enclosed with glass. These four spaces will allow for usability in all of Delhi’s weather moods.The flooring is Kota, the walls are in brick, and the 2 concrete slabs define the horizontals – the lower one acting as both the foundation and the floor.

Project Facts
Project Name: Artefact house
Location: Noida
Name of Firm: AKDA (Amit Khanna Design Associates)
Category: Interior- Residential

You might also like

Share your comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.