|Ar. Ali Zawhor Syed | Edifice Architects
|Village-Mongolergaon, Mograpara Bazar, Sonargaon, Narayanganj
|Abdul Kader Khan
Villa Sonargaon project is located at Mongolergaon village, Sonargaon thana, Narayanganj. The site is surrounded by natural vegetation and waterbodies. Considering the serene views of the surrounding the concept evolves following a conscious approach of design to create a house that faces the nature; to blend with the nature and bring the green inside. The house brings the green inside through transparent large glass panels and thus offers a sensational visual experience of ever-changing seasonal setting from the interior living spaces. Open terraces with sitting facilities, greens and waterbodies at various levels of the mass are created on purpose. Terraces provide maximum and direct view to the surroundings.
The internal arrangement is articulated to separate the functions not by walls but floor levels: ground floor as service, upper floors as served areas. Villa functions are splitted into 2 separate areas: one is the bedrooms- for more quiet & relaxing purpose- are placed on the southern part of upper block for more privacy; the other one is the family space- more functional & multipurpose in uses- is facing the north . These family spaces are connected to the landscape with outdoor terraces.Open terraces are arranged in the northern part to ensure diffuse lighting and proper shading from the built mass.The family spaces are given major importance. A central double height space for living and family living, serves as a core of the house. The dinning, family living, gaming,circulation areas and roof terraces provide the best experiences of the surroundings.
Adequate perforations are made to the building mass to ensure a good bending of indoor- outdoor. The floor to ceiling height windows invite ample natural lights, good air circulations and maximize views. Each bedroom ensures natural ventilation from the south. The cantilevered external structure is composed of a cube volume and perforated metal envelope, inviting the surroundings inside while creating a frame for the outdoor scenic beauty. To minimize the heat gain from the sun, vertical circulation is arranged in the west. Sustainable features like solar panels and water purification systems are incorporated here. A unified structural system of post slab and share walls is applied in the project. Building materials like cladding brick, rustic tiles, metal stairs, aluminum window frame and metal louvers are used.