Contemporary House Design | By Arcadia Designs | 1 Kanal House -Sargodah -Pakistan
Architecture Design Firm
|Project Area||500 sq yd | 1 kanal|
The brief required a house for a family of five on a 6000 Sqf. site, located in the city of eagles AKA Sargodha. The clients aspired for a contemporary, iconic house that housed not only a living unit but also work and entertainment zones on different levels. At the same time they wanted landscape ideas that could inter connect with all spaces both horizontally and vertically. The clients’ penchant was towards a slick modernist vocabulary that amalgamated the habitable spaces with the landscape. Working closely with the client a brief emerged which sought to carefully create a contemporary house, with a more fluid arrangement of spaces, rather than just a functional design.
The ground floor is essentially a transparent podium, which engages with the outdoor landscape. Glass Windows plays along, around and above the solid elements. The interior and exterior spaces blend seamlessly into each other due to the use of framed floor to ceiling glass and a continuity of materials from the inside to the outside.
The master bedroom and bathroom have been generously placed to the front of the ground floor with ample views to the front landscaped garden. The architecture was required to respond climatically and aesthetically to its context and at the same time tried to be sustainable. The house incorporates passive design techniques to maximize its benefit from the southern sun during winters and ventilated cooling through the courtyard.