Contemporary Residence | By Noor Khan Design Studio- 6 Courtyard House
6 Courtyard House
|Covered Area||1000 sq yd | 2 kanal|
|Architecture Design Firm||Noor Khan Design Studio|
The inspiration for this internationally acclaimed and award winning (AD50 award) house was found in the old walled city of Lahore, where it looked as though a slice of history had been preserved for posterity.
A walk through the narrow streets of the old city reveals splendid courtyards that act as nodes within the neighbourhoods,says Khan.
The Six Courtyards House, like the name suggests, has courtyards that are integral to its design. All of them are defined within the boundaries of the house.
A purist when it comes to adhering to a modernist aesthetic, Khan‘s design sensibilities are apparent in this house as well, an unornamented articulation of eloquence in concrete and brick, with wood and glass used significantly in the interiors.A three-storey residence, the house is characterized by well-lit, double-height spaces.
- 7 Bedrooms +bathrooms
- 2 Lounges
- 2 kitchens
- Drawing Room
- Dining Room
- Movie Theatre
- Swimming Pool
- 2 Servant quartes
- 6 separate Courtyards
The spatial organization includes a basement, which—apart from a movie room, staff quarters and utility spaces—holds two courtyards that create unexpected bright spots; a ground floor that comprises the common areas along with three bedrooms; and a top floor with four more bedrooms and other spaces, including an outdoor seating area and four courtyards. The white palette is accented with a darkly polished wood that offsets it. The floors of the common areas are made of marble imported from Vietnam, augmenting the pristine white shade used in the house. The bedrooms, on the other hand, have wooden flooring.