Lattice Bamboo Screen Wraps The Facade of This House in Bengaluru | Bidiru Mane | RR Architects and Associates

Latticed Bamboo Screen Wraps The Facade of This House in Bengaluru | Bidiru Mane | RR Architects and Associates

Located in Nelamangala town, 20 km away from Bengaluru, this modern residence on a plot measuring 9m*15m is situated in a compact residential zone of the town. The proposed residence is in between mid-rise buildings. Conceptualized and designed by Roopakala D.S, principal architect of RR Architects and Associates, the abode features the latticed bamboo screen with a customized geometric pattern on its facade that gives the feel of the “rattan walls” in traditional Indian architecture. The facade is designed as a climatic response; it allows light while minimizing the radiation of the sun. To ensure comfort and the timelessness of the project, natural materials like stone, bamboo, wood in combination with glass are used for the elevation. The architect tells in detail to SURFACES REPORTER (SR) how this building is shaped up. Take a look: 


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RR-Architects-Bidiru-MaineThe 3 storey house is designed in a way that maximizes open spaces. The living, dining and kitchen area are all facing the central courtyard with the landscape. 

Micro Climatic Functions of Central Courtyard

As a micro-climatic element, the building has a central courtyard with landscape and a skylight above where the services are placed.

RR-Architects-Bidiru-MaineOn the ground floor, the entrance opens up with a foyer, leading to the central courtyard surrounded by a lift, a living room, a dining area having a powder room and a kitchen, with an outside sitting deck and a puja room.

RR-Architects-Bidiru-MaineMid landing level of the staircase has a multi-purpose hall with a balcony that leads to the master bedroom and bedroom 1 with walk-in wardrobe spaces on the first floor.

RR-Architects-Bidiru-MaineThe second floor is composed of two private bedrooms with a dress and toilet.

RR-Architects-Bidiru-MaineThe study area outside the bedroom connects the landscape and the skylight. This solution creates a smooth spatial transition while ensuring that all functional spaces are in contact with nature.

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Woven Bamboo Screen Protects The House From Harsh West Sunlight

The west elevation of the residence has a lattice bamboo screen with a customized geometric pattern, as a climatic response, it allows light while minimizing the radiation of the sun. Bamboo is a natural material that is plentiful locally, both environmentally friendly and economical. 

RR-Architects-Bidiru-MaineThe bamboo protects the house from the West sunlight and maintains a high degree of privacy.

bidiruThe facade also lets light and wind flow through creating interesting shadows. The elevation of the building also uses natural and raw materials like bamboo, stone, and wood in combination with glass. 

Project Details

Project Name:  Bidiru Mane
Architecture Firm: RR Architects and Associates
Architects: Roopakala .D.S
Firm Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka 
Completion Year: 2020
Program: Architectural Design
About the Firm

RR Architects & Associates is an architectural practice based in Bangalore. It was founded by Roopakala, Proprietor of the firm. RR Architects & Associates has realized several projects in Bangalore RR  Architects & Associates functions under the strict rules of environmental awareness, quality, and clarity. Architecture should be beautiful, should be sure, should be simple, and should be safe.  The firm has worked on various LEED-certified buildings, high-rise residential and commercial buildings, IT  campus, integrated townships, farmhouses, concepts for institutions, malls, villas, Interior projects, and  apartments.


Roopakala D S, Proprietor and Principal Architect, RR Architects & Associates

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