|MW3 Design +Partners. Ar Mahtab Hussain Siddique (Lead), Ar. B M Anisur Rahman, Ar. Mehedi Amin
|Engr. Mannaf Khan
|Form the architect |
The existing building mass is elongated along the North where an additional angular building mass adjoins containing the new residential programs.
The major interlocking geometric points are selected to locate the functional spaces of the stairs, kitchen and a double height space.
The mass evolves with the placement of a courtyard in the centre encompassed by streaming water. The water body connects the built spaces with paves and steps acting as interfaces for user’s walking experience over the varied depth of water, surrounded by green on the offset.
Further progression carries on with the addition of parking and indoor games room alongside the same building width.
The structural frames come out of the form to create framed vistas to the vast nature.
The concept aims to connect the form towards nature in ground level and extended balconies on the top to get the maximum view of the surrounded nature.
Here, water acts as the transition from built form to green.
program resolution (decision) and why The service areas (toilets and kitchen) are minimized to allow a greater free flow of space for multipurpose activities. Greater access to open spaces are accentuated by the connection to the wide roof of the old renovated building mass from the first storey of the additional building joint. The ratio of the balcony to the master bed is kept similarly proportionate.
10” periphery local brick walls are fabricated bearing the climate responsiveness in mind.
The angular building block facilitates to catch maximum wind from the South East.
The design decisions of long spans and local material use have blended into a creation rendered to be cost effective.
Materials and Construction Detail:
An emphasis is put on using locally available material and hence a structural system of exposed RCC and exposed brick are used to create the finished product. A wooden raised floor adds variation to the living space. A brick work pattern is weaved on the walls of the internal courtyard.
Marble is used in some outdoor sitting areas.
RCC fair-faced concrete is used in the pool retaining walls and walkway for durability.
Indoor walls have a combination of exposed brick walls and walls partially plastered and painted white for better illumination.
There is a backyard that can be used as an extended kitchen purposefully designed for the cooking of big gathering and barbeques.
The enveloped space of semi-outdoor courtyard is shaded mainly due to its orientation and enables comfortable day-time use.
The steps disembarking into a vastness of water creates a space that acts like a traditional ghaat where people can sit in an outdoor natural setup.
The water depth where the steps are designed are kept shallow for safety purpose.
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