Modern Residence| By Montage Designbuild -DHA 1 Islamabad
|Location||DHA-1 Islamabad ,Pakistan|
|Plot Size||1 kanal | 500 sq yd|
|Built Up area||6000 sq ft|
|Architecture Design Firm||Montage Design BuildView more projects from firm|
This house is located in DHA-I, in sub urban area of Islamabad. The standard lot sizes are 50’-0” x 90’-0” and single family detached houses are the norm. It was felt the byelaws leave very little space between the houses. Hence one of the major concern was to create more green area than the usual and windows be placed in a way that privacy was not sacrificed. This is a corner lot and slopes at the rear end creating an open basement with an independent entrance.
To maximize green area, the program was divided into three floors. An open basement created, accommodates formal drawing room, guest bedrooms, and library. The ground and first floor are for family living and accommodate bedrooms, living areas, kitchen and dining. The 15’-0” high foyer with staircase to basement and first floor, is the focal point of the house and connects different levels efficiently, creating privacy as well integration where needed.
The house has passive energy efficient measures built into the structure. External walls are 13.5” thick, terracotta bricks and all windows are double glazed, creating an insulating envelop for efficient living. Moreover rooftop is heavily insulated and has white terrazzo flooring to reflect off solar heat. For the same reason the entire envelop was kept white as well.