Modern Residence | By The Architects-Studio Tariq Hasan
The concept behind this residence stems from certain regional practices interpreted to a modern setting. The planning of a vernacular existence, this residence defines traditional housing. The house has a large courtyard with a pool in the middle. The rooms extend out to the courtyard which is developed as a private entertainment zone. Strip windows have been added to further adhere to the concept of flowing spaces. The roof is developed as a secondary open space connected to the main courtyard. This idea emerges from the ‘Lahori Kotha’.
There is a clear demarcation of private and public zones in the house. Using simple perpendicular grid lines the residence is simple and aesthetically balanced. Another interesting feature of the house is its terracotta red color which grants it the name. The color is earthy, rich and warm, thus ideal for a residence. It uses a combination of textures ranging from stone to wood to bamboo; integrating it with modern materials such as glass and concrete in the façade and other parts of the house. Complimented with green, it sits on the site set apart from the rest.
Project by The Architects-Studio Tariq Hasan
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Since its founding in 1987, Studio Tariq Hasan has developed a highly motivated team of professional and technical staff capable of tackling projects of any scale or complexity without sacrificing any economy or quality. Years of experience in the United States and Pakistan have helped develop a streamlined system of project management that can be applied to projects of different scales. Design concepts are initiated by Mr.Hasan and then developed under his supervision by project architects. Projects are evolved simultaneously in plan, section and elevation. Great emphasis is given to visualizing the design, from the outset, in three dimensions with the help of models and computers. At the same time quantity surveyors and engineering consultants help design the building systems and maintain the project budget. Clients are included at every stage to review the development of design and to give their feedback. This collaborative process yields a truly custom design solution, fulfilling the client’s requirements.
Tariq Hasan has a simple and rational work ethic; excellence and innovation in design followed up by thorough detailing and vigilant construction supervision. This approach to design and execution is independent of the scale of the task. Its philosophy and approach to architecture is a progressive one. Tariq Hasan fits very well into the category of contemporary architects with a mind to explore and execute challenges. Every decision that comes out is after much self criticism and enhancement.
To him, the act of architecture is a depth study of the client, an assessment of his psychological preferences, emphasizing the start of a journey.
Tariq Hasan, as an architect makes conscientious decisions to make all his projects environmentally efficient and sustainable. The intention is to put forth a design that qualifies internationally as being innovative, fulfilling all foreseeable future requirements in energy efficiency. Issues concerning energy are addressed thus, passive and sustainable energy design systems are incorporated in the architectural design scheme.