Modern Residence by The Architects-Studio Tariq Hasan
Description by the Architect
This house has been built for a family which observes ‘purdah’. The clients had a clear –cut requirement for privacy. In Architecture, the term privacy manifests in the form of layering and screen. That is exactly what this residence embodies. Set on a sloping site, the house seamlessly flows from the ground level to the basement. Upon entrance one is greeted by a garden both on the ground plane As well as the wall plane. Foliage is used as a material to screen the tall narrow entrance court, which is the second layer of entrance. Nevertheless, one truly enters the house when entering the double height foyer space which leads one into the drawing room overlooking the lawn. At the centre of the house one encounters a court, with many windows opening into it, thus acting as a lung for the house. Moreover, the court becomes an entry as well as a spill over space for the pool and entertainment areas tucked away in the basement.
The house employs the concept of screening as a language for its architecture, using it for privacy on the windows and for manipulating a serene filtered light in, making it a cozy abode.
Project by The Architects-Studio Tariq Hasan
Contact at: +922135820028-29, +922135868896, +922135374538, +922135375585
Since its founding in 1987, Studio Tariq Hasan has developed a highly motivated team of professional and technical staff capable of tackling projects of any scale or complexity without sacrificing any economy or quality. Years of experience in the United States and Pakistan have helped develop a streamlined system of project management that can be applied to projects of different scales. Design concepts are initiated by Mr.Hasan and then developed under his supervision by project architects. Projects are evolved simultaneously in plan, section and elevation. Great emphasis is given to visualizing the design, from the outset, in three dimensions with the help of models and computers. At the same time quantity surveyors and engineering consultants help design the building systems and maintain the project budget. Clients are included at every stage to review the development of design and to give their feedback. This collaborative process yields a truly custom design solution, fulfilling the client’s requirements.
Tariq Hasan has a simple and rational work ethic; excellence and innovation in design followed up by thorough detailing and vigilant construction supervision. This approach to design and execution is independent of the scale of the task. Its philosophy and approach to architecture is a progressive one. Tariq Hasan fits very well into the category of contemporary architects with a mind to explore and execute challenges. Every decision that comes out is after much self criticism and enhancement.
To him, the act of architecture is a depth study of the client, an assessment of his psychological preferences, emphasizing the start of a journey.
Tariq Hasan, as an architect makes conscientious decisions to make all his projects environmentally efficient and sustainable. The intention is to put forth a design that qualifies internationally as being innovative, fulfilling all foreseeable future requirements in energy efficiency. Issues concerning energy are addressed thus, passive and sustainable energy design systems are incorporated in the architectural design scheme.