Located in Hyderabad, Telangana, RH23 by DA Studios is a constructivist house sprawled over an area of 16,000 sq ft. The intrinsic design of the dwelling expressed the architect’s concept- the house as the architecture hare is not just its walls, volumes, not the mere imposing form of exposed concrete, beyond the solidarity they seek the presence to resonate with. Outwardly the residence looks static and stable but it is quite dynamic inside. Enjoy the constructive art of this residence at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
RH23 is a reaction to the layers created by one individual for the responsibilities [taken up], hence, reactions in the physical form are around the VORTEX polarised, controlled, and magnetized.
Facade Offers A Sense of Presence
If we look at the residence exterior, the very first layer of the building experience- a sense of PRESENCE. A massive presence was created by the 6 sentry-like thick walls. An engagement is established with the visitor/passerby here.
The Property Line
The imposing perspective of the residence builds right outside the borders of the building (property line); through the oblique presence shifts along with its heavy planes from their perpendicularity to parallelity as the viewer moves along with the band of the drive way, to eventually stand right in front of the building.
A Spatial Experience
Architecture by movement unfolds in its plan-form which creates a distinct separation between the experiences felt outside, and then the delayed transition from the driveway to the threshold- where one waits to be let in- is the time one is allowed to make oneself presentable. The person who visits shift their outer selves to be able to…it makes one conscious!
The built tectonics show the clear layering of spaces one after the other laid in parallel to create a controlled spatial experience.
A Metaphorical Isolation
Whereas, the spatial character in the volumes plays a different significance altogether; they start with vast openness of the outside and moves to a controlled open of the in-between to an expected openness and then to a double heightened volume which finally allows metaphorical isolation for oneself.
The house might look static from the outside, but it is extremely dynamic within.
The art style that influenced the work of this architecture also seems static to the untrained eye- but is it? Constructivist style of both thought and art translated for design and to create the right tectonics was sought as it and the rest tends to bring out the Person’s strength and the weight carried to their best capacities.
These planes are constructed in an orthographic manner to create the public, semi-private/public, to private spaces of the house- both transversely and longitudinally.
In a manner, the connections between these start from the very outside-to-the-in-between- to the inside- to the inner most, are in series narrowing down at every stage.
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