Designed with sustainable materials in a defined budget, The Rustic Home shows that creativity and design is not dependant on money. Beautiful yet sustainable designs with limited means can be created if there is a will. A showcase by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).
The design of this home integrates Sustainable and Organic materials with the potentials of nature around as a response to the client’s love for nature and nature’s materials and also as a response to the defined budget for the project.
The Design is Minimal. It weaves the elements of water, sunlight, shadows & plants with simple unconventional materials to create luxury. It encourages the users to feel the seasons, welcome the birds enjoy the rains & watch the moon.
The unnecessary (for instance a false ceiling) have been eliminated & all that to the clients, give happiness have been embraced, bringing in natural stones & logs into the material palette.
The resultant is a Rustic home full of warmth that is a true reflection of the client’s personality, and their tastes & likes.
Bamboo, Jute, Ropes, logs have been used in plenty apart from fly ash bricks to create a brick jali/screen and broken. In addition, discarded pieces of stone have been picked up from source to be used as counters, table tops and stepping stones.
Terrace with Fly Ash Bricks Jaali
Dining Table with discarded stones
Discarded birds’ nests have been used as lamps.
Bird Nest Lamp & Bamboo spouts
The north of the home has been opened up to bring in pleasant natural light and welcome the existing trees around. The water body created by bridging the two isolated terraces helps in passive cooling.
About the architect
Silhouette Architects and designers provides Architecture & Interior design services. Founded by Ar Shebanti Chakraborty, who is Gold Medalist in PG, Urban Design from School of Architecture, C.E.P.T. Ahmedabad in 1995 the firm provide services including Design, Execution & Sanction. Apart from hundreds of Urban and Weekend homes, Silhouette has been designing Corporate offices, Industries, Clinics, Hospitals, Resorts, Restaurants & Retail Showrooms in and around Pune for over the past two decades.
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