Strata Residence by Cadence Architects

This luxurious single family house located in Bangalore, India, was designed in 2016 by Cadence Architects.

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Description by Cadence Architects

Situated on a tight site of 40’ by 70’ in an urban context, the client approached us with a brief of designing a residence for a joint family with members across a varied age group.

We grappled with the issue of providing private spaces for all the members, without compromising the feel of an independent residence, as opposed to a multi-level residence.

Individual spaces across three levels enabled us to maintain privacy for the family members. The fragmented arrangement of these individual spaces, created break-out spaces at each level, which facilitates the congregation of the family members.

A large cut out which spans through the vertical volume of the residence, enables the members to constantly be in visual connectivity with each other. This also creates a sense of continuity in terms of the volume when a member enters at the ground level and ascends through the residence.

We looked at the idea of a conventional facade comprising of decks and glazing, and made it more dynamic in nature. The facade appears to be a stack of hollowed out spaces and fluid forms. We responded to the immediate context of green foliage by introducing openings at all levels. This allows the members to have a visual connect with the outside and moreover appreciate the foliage that exists.

The house is a collage of individual aspirations and design ideologies. Each private space has been closely detailed with the member, and tailored to suit their briefs. It was a challenge for us to maintain a cohesive language throughout the house.

The facade albeit is an assemblage of elements, is a contrast to the internal volume of the residence, which is vertically continuous from the ground level onwards.

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- by Matt Watts