Perforated Stone Facade of This Bikaner Home Blends With Citys Sand Dune Gusts| Design Square

Ar. Rajkumar Kumawat with his team at Design Square has designed a spellbinding home in Bikaner, Rajasthan featuring an intricately carved stone perforated screen facade with stone overhangs and projecting balconies. Spanning an area of 4,625 square feet, the abode labelled, 'the daughter's house' is modelled for a family of seven (four daughters, a son, a husband, and a wife). The impressive architecture of the building is created in response to the city's harsh dry climate while its earthy colour palette is purposefully maintained to emphasize and blend with the dune gusts. Read more exciting details of the project on SURFACES REPORTER (SR) provided to us by the firm. Read on:

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Located in the small neighbourhood of Gangashaher in Bikaner, the project lays major emphasis on designing a luxury home while tactfully dealing with a limited plot area and strong winds in the dusty storm-prone region of Bikaner.

Two different domains for distinct purposes

The family living here had a keen interest in various kinds of social interactions. As a result, the house is envisioned holding two distinct domains; one for public mobility and the other for private purposes— where neither practice would impede the other whilst operating efficiently. 

The ground floor is purely designated to congregate for leisure, work, and entertainment with amenities like a swimming pool, a party area, a gym, a massage corner, steam, a sauna, a salon, and a trying room. 

The private nature of the house beginning on the first floor accommodates a living, kitchen and dining, bedrooms, guest room, terrace garden, and home theatre and extends to the third floor.

Beautiful jaalis on the exterior

The main entrance of the house is defined by a boundary wall made in Sagar black butch work that encases the inner wall as well. 

The jaalis add a sense of embellishment to the house, while the integration of stone and wooden panels solidifies the architectural language of the facade as one of the core aspects of the project. The vocabulary of bold lines and clear geometry gives the overall structure an uplifting feel. 

Role of lighting

Lighting laid throughout is coved or recessed in nature, establishing a powerful presence through the manner it is projected. All illuminants developed are intentionally designed for each spatial activity and hence the needed form of luminance. 

Highlighting elements

The stone-cladding feature wall along the living room depicts a mural of a skyline of countries travelled by the family. 

The entrance of the home is delineated by a welcome wall with chants of religious wisdom alongside a transcript poem written by the daughters on the essence of the home and its sensorial components that make the space a harbour of serenity and warmth.

Pooja area depicts local craftmanship

The front edge of the living area is an outdoor covered landscape terrace holding a mandir with an essence of local craftsmanship. This terrace is screened with mint stone from the front to prevent the gush of dust from entering the house. 

The balcony positioned behind the screens eliminates maintenance constraints while also enhancing anonymity and enabling views to be seen just from the interior. Stepping towards the inside from here, one is opened to the gigantic space distributed between casual seating, dining, and the kitchen area that expresses modern maximalism and timeless sophistication in its aesthetic and layout language. As a double-height area, the house is well-lit, connected, and ventilated on all levels.

Calm pastels in the bedrooms

Bedecked with floorings of Italian marble, the bedrooms are a realm of seclusion unto themselves. Showcasing block-printed linens in shades of peaceful pastels, the mood of the room consoles one to forgo all the unneeded and repose. Not only are the bedroom interiors tailored to each occupant's personality, but also each of the furnishings here is unique and crafted owing to each one's nature of work and requirements. 

The privacy settings of the house blur into a space of family assemblies with setups of home theatres, a close-knit celebratory space, and a beautiful garden on the third floor.

The dominant hue in every part of the home is composure and coolness achieved in various static, transient, and celebratory spaces. 

Project Details

Name of the project: The Daughters House
Location: Bikaner
Area (sq. ft): 13000 sq. ft
Architecture Firm: Design Square 
Principal Architect: Ar. Rajkumar Kumawat
Landscape Architect: Ar. Abhishek Chandaliya (Shree Jinendra Architect & Associates)
Structural Consultant: Mr. Kapil Saraogi (KS Design Group)

About the Firm

Design square, a leading luxury architecture firm in Jaipur, India, was founded by partners Ar. Rajkumar Kumawat and Ar. Amit Goswamy.Their multifaceted alliance seamlessly integrates different aspects of architecture, interior design and landscape design into a holistic spatial experience.
Ar. Rajkumar Kumawat

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