Rectangular urban plots usually generate rectilinear plans, resulting in compartmentalised domestic lives. Urban families often desire deeper linkages and balance between the home and a private garden. Keen on a light-hearted and vibrant city home, our clients, a young family of five, desired an active lifestyle invested in spending time together. The home blocks extraneous views while expansively opening up to a large lawn, carved diagonally out of the plot. From tinted concrete to shafts of light from skylights, the design infuses playfulness into a rich material palette and stark volumes.
Bio Madhav Raman and Vaibhav Dimri graduated from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 2001. Together they established Anagram Architects as a partnership in 2004. Today, the practice is internationally recognised for its commitment towards delivering deeply contextual designs that encourage sustainable lifestyles. The firm offers services in architecture, interior design, urban design, public infrastructure planning and environmental design. Motivated to contribute towards greater ecological sustainability, human resilience & social well being, the firm also participates in policy.