The Triangle House sits on a North-west corner plot measuring 29’x26’ in a dense residential area of Rajajinagar, West Bangalore. The clients, a young family of four, came to us with the only requirement that they want home with large comfortable spaces, as their concern was that the site might be very small leading to congested rooms inside. Being a corner plot, they wanted to significantly contribute to the architectural fabric of the street to bring out a young and modern look.
We drew Inspiration from the Craft of Origami for this project. The external elevation of the house is a derivative of the light and weightless folds of the paper which seamlessly wraps around the open corner of the site. Because the building was very narrow, we consciously created slant moving lines along the horizontal which created movement along its length.
The highlight of this project was the creation of an illusion of larger spaces in a small site. We played with openings in the ceilings, connecting all floors visually which made interaction across all floors possible as it would in a large villa. The other factor we played with was skylights, which flooded the space with moving light and shadow throughout the day. This light in combination with an all-white interior colour pallet exploded the space substantially into large voluminous spaces.
To keep the budget under check, we decided against the use of marble flooring and veneers for the furniture which were laborious in terms of time consumed for installation and polishing. As substitutes we used ceramic tiles and laminates respectively which cut short the time for completion as well us helped us customise the exact colour we needed. The Platonic look of the house was achieved by mono coloured materials with bright colourful specs which burst through the white space.