Modern Residence | By Design Options ,Karachi-Pakistan
Saeed Dadabhouy Residence
|Plot Size||550 sq yd|
Architecture Design Firm
|Project Architect||Khadija tul kubra|
|Photo Credits||M. Nimr Pervez|
|Text||Ayeza Qureshi and Annie Shamim|
The Dadabhouy residence is nested in a 550 sq yd corner plot, shaded by the cover of foliage guarding its boundary. Khadija has carved out a slender volume within the plot, creating large open spaces landscaped with plants and paved rock patios.
The entrance to the house is lined with mock concrete timber planks set in smooth pebbles and framed by a row of fresh green bamboo leaves. This promenade channels the visitor to the paved patio and main entrance to the house.
The Thoughtful placing of each paver, the careful unfolding of views and the quiet transition of materials used signal the slower pace at which the architecture is experienced in the marked absence of corridors. One room leads to another in graduated volume of space, measures of lighting and size openings.
There is a concrete effort to ensure each room enjoys views out into the garden, receives natural light and aids the wind direction in ventilating the house.
An earthy palate of materials and tones of colours is issued in the finishing of surfaces. The grey of the un plastered concrete frames the use of deep hues of golden timber and washed terrazzo.
The harmony in the orchestration of a wide range of indoor and outdoor wall and floor treatments and carefully planned views out and into the house dissolves firm boundaries between spaces thus despite the many types of entertaining and living spaces accommodated within the limited plot of land .each rooms generously and appropriately sized for its use .
Khadija has also lent her expertise in the design of the interiors, building in furniture into the structure of the house to maximize the use of space straight repetitive and sharp lines in the structure of the building are softened with handmade and customized furnishing within the house. The jhoola in the veranda the carved lever handle on a window frame jute sandwiched between glazed glass screens.
Khadija has organized the plan of the house to define the circulation of visitors and screens to guard views ACROSS SPACES to accommodate the need for purdah between public and private spaces her work consistently addresses the clients.