Project: Sarpanch House
Architects: Neogenesis + Studi0261
Lead Architects: Ar. Chinmay Laiwala, Ar. Jigar Asarawala, Ar. Tarika Asarawala
Design Team: Ar. Janki Gonawala, ID. Harsh Gonawala, ID. Rohan Khatri
Structural Consultant: Er. Kirti Patel
Text credit: Ar. Yashvi Kapadia
Location: Talangpor, India
Gross Built Area: 535 m2
Site incharge: Er. Denish Mistry
Photo credits: The Fishy Project– Ar. Ishita Sitwala
Situated in a small village called Talangpore, this iconic and introvert abode is designed keeping in mind the profession of the dweller. Context of the house resemble a very rural set up, sharing a common wall with cow shed, an open ground for pasture on other side and opposite side being old traditional houses. Head of the family being Sarpanch (head) of the village gave a very brief requirement how the structure should stand out from the surrounding as well as privacy of the house should be maintained.
The divergence of the massing is created through dead cubes and powder coated wood finished aluminum pipes as screen. This adds to the overall massing without compromising on view and ventilation. These masses which are vivid in nature yet are co-existing ideally, articulate the function of house forming a volumetric elevation.
The organization of spaces on ground floor revolves around the central courtyard, creating an indifferent entry on other side of living room for the office space on level above. The elemental tranquil coil like staircase creates a unique humor as one enters though the main gate. The humor of this staircase continues as viewed from living room, in a way that during transition the privacy of the family is unhindered.
Contemporary needs and rural context helped to frame the color palette of the Sarpanch house. Earthy tones and exquisite furniture intermingles to create a unique outlook.