Contemporary House Design | By Arcadia Designs | 7.5 Marla ,Shadbagh, Lahore
Architecture Design Firm
|Project Area||7.5 Marla | 1685 sq ft|
“Mr. Abdulgaffar Residence” built on a narrow lot measuring 23’ x 73.5’ (1693 sft) with the street on the south side. Such tiny lot houses are typical and very old in Shadbagh so we came out with idea of contemporary approach to make the house stand out from neighboring houses. The challenge was to provide a habitable place with all amenities & luxuries to last a lifetime. Considering that the buildings abut each other, tapping light and ventilation into our building had to be done with considerable planning & thought.
It was designed for two brothers, on two separate portions yet connected without exposing oneself to the harsh weather conditions. As residence is built only on a narrow plot of 1693 sqft, So utilizing the complete width of the plot, the rooms and spaces stay comfortable for a lavish living. Most walls are only 4.5 inch thick and with no columns in the residence, the spaces come out to be neat and cozy.
The void in the Side of the building envelope celebrates the spaces connected to it and maintains the joy in the family. Sunlight filling in from the void segregating the spaces provide a comfortable atmosphere for living. Master bedroom with a small pocket of balcony performing the function of a private sit-out can help in reading that occasional book.