Earthy Coloured Façade With A Series of Arches Characterise This Private Residence in Rajasthan | Sanjay Puri Architects

Earthy Coloured Façade With A Series of Arches Characterise This Private Residence in Rajasthan | Sanjay Puri Architects

Mumbai-based studio Sanjay Puri Architects has designed this sustainable and climate-responsive residential private villa - ‘Mirai House of Archies’ for a multigenerational family in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The house features an earthy-coloured exterior covered in arches that allow plenty of air inside the building. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) gathered more information about the project from the architect. Take a look:

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mirai-housePositioned on a small corner plot of 622 sq m, it is a contextual house in response to the hot desert climate of Rajasthan, India. Planned for a family with 3 generations living together, the house has 3 levels with 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a gym, and a study.

Wave-Like Form For Better Ventilation and Less Heat Ingression

A curvilinear punctuated envelope surrounds the house creating interstitial semi-open spaces all along the perimeter with deeper recesses on the garden-facing sides. This envelope reduces the heat gain substantially whilst providing sheltered open spaces around the house to each room.

mirai-houseDesigned to mitigate heat gain in response to the hot avid climate of its location, this envelope keeps the entire house cool in the hot summer months with temperatures in excess of 40°C for 8 months of the year.

Open Spaces In the Northern and Western Part

Based on the location, the southern & eastern sides have minimum open space with adjacent villas on those sides to be built in the future. The northern and western sides fronting a road junction have more open spaces with garden areas & existing trees.

mirai-houseSectionally the heights within are varied with an interesting play of volumes in each part of the house, bedrooms of a single volume, dining area of a double volume & a living area of an intermediate 1.5 level volume. 

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Incorporation of Passive Design Techniques

This sculptural house is contextual to its surroundings, the climate & the owners' need creating an interesting play of volumes, open enclosed & semi-enclosed spaces at every level. 

mirai-houseThe design creates energy-efficient spaces with reduced heat gain & indirect natural light in each part of the house.

The architect used locally sourced bricks, sandstone & lime plaster with local craftsmen & contract labor from the immediate vicinity to construct this house. Further, the house optimizes water recycling, rainwater harvesting & solar panels for energy generation. 

Project Details

Project Type: Private Residence
No. of Floors: G+2
Location: Bhilwara, Rajasthan   
Commencement Date: June 2020
Completion Date: May 2022
Client Name: Mr. V.P.Ranka
Construction Company / Contractor: - Anupam Buildtech
Size of the Project / Gross Floor Area: 9900 sqft (920 sqm)
Cost of the Project: INR 7,92,00,000/-  (USD 997,999)
Design Company: Sanjay Puri Architects
Lead Architects: Ar. Sanjay Puri, Ar. Nina Puri
Design Team: Architecture: Ishveen Bhasin, Shreiya Kumar
Interior: Nilesh Patel, Tanya Puri, Kalpesh Kaacha 


Interior design Consultant: Nina Puri Architects
Structural Consultant: Vijay Tech Consultants 
MEP Consultant: Shreshtha Consultants 
Photo credits: Dinesh Mehta

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