MULBERRY HOUSE

MULBERRY HOUSE

Architect
DADA
Location
New Delhi, Delhi, India | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Private Houses
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ElevatorSchindler Elevator
3300 IN
SanitarywareGROHE
SanitarywareLaufen
MetalworkAakaar Iron Creations Pvt. Ltd.
Flooring (Italian Marble, Sandstone & Granite)Amit marbles
Interior Lighting Artlite

Product Spec Sheet
Elevator
3300 IN by Schindler Elevator
Sanitaryware
by GROHE
Sanitaryware
by Laufen
Flooring (Italian Marble, Sandstone & Granite)
Interior Lighting
by Artlite

MULBERRY HOUSE

DADA as Architects

As the name evokes, the house is hinged around a Mulberry tree that was the only feature of a barren site. This Mulberry tree was a very old and mature landscape element when the site was first visited. The placement of the tree became the paramount device to configure the residence design that gave the house its unique identity.

photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)

Upon entering the site, one immediately notices the lush green tree that becomes the drop off focal point towards the north of the overall site. A linear Steel and timber clad entrance canopy, interestingly juxtaposed against the tree receives the occupants. The canopy supports itself over a sandstone clad feature wall that defines the landscape design towards the east. Also placed under the canopy and wrapped in an intricate layer of metal screen is a prayer room that is next to the main entrance door and is always viewed upon entering or exiting the home. The wall alignment carries through to the inside to further accentuate the entry axis. The axis further, facilitates the placements of the formal and informal areas. Introduced at just the required areas, the split face sandstone walls become the primary element that carries through in the design connecting the landscape with the inside spaces.

photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)

 

To the east of the entry passage, configured are the formal living and dining. In addition, as the brief required, a formal bar with a higher ceiling is places as an offshoot to the formal areas. This zone opens to the swimming pool and a large formal patio. Across the pool deck, is the outhouse with a gymnasium and ancillary spaces. With the pool as the foreground, this entire formal space also views out the formal landscape to the north. 

photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)

Towards the western side of the entry axis, the informal areas are positioned. Another underlining focus was to provide the informal areas with an intimate courtyard. As this open space abutted the drive court, a low height stone wall was introduced to help keep this open space more private. The informal lounge and one of the bedroom suites on ground floor surround the courtyard. The informal family space opens to the southern lawn at the same time with big, panoramic window that breaks borders between internal and external space thus making the lower level connected to the landscape. At the first-floor level as well, this central courtyard of the house is viewed from all the interior spaces.

photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)

The play of sunlight light and shadows throughout the day, makes this home design appreciated from various angles and apertures, be it the colonnade entry passage or the Mulberry tree and the canopy positioning, moving around the house one appreciates every space being used.

photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)

Team:

Lead Architect: SUMIT ARORA

Project Team: Deepu Vidyadharan / Jaivindra Singh / Mukesh Aswal

Project Manager: Jaivindra Singh: DADA PARTNERS

Contractor: R.B Realtech LLP

Structural Consultants: P Arora & Associates

Interior Design: Within

Landscape Architect: Green Thums

HVAC: Aaditya Aircon

Photography: Ranjan Sharma  (LIGHTZONE)

photo_credit Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)
Ranjan Sharma (LIGHTZONE)

Materials Used:

Facade cladding:  Aluminium, Steel, Hardwood cladding - Windows Art

Flooring: Italian Marble, Sandstone & Granite  - Amit Marbles

Doors: Wooden doors, Flush doors+Veneer - Greenlam

Windows: Teak-Hardwood  - Sharma & Co.

Lift: 3300 IN - Schindler

HVAC: Aditya Aricon - Daikin

Roofing: In-situ concrete

Interior lighting: Artlite

Exterior Door window:  Sharma & Co

Metalwork : Aakaar Iron Creations

Steel Fabrication: Mild Steel, Stainless Steel - Usmaan Steel works

Cladding Stone:  Regatta stones - Noida, INDIA

Sanitaryware :  Grohe, Kohler, FCML 

 

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