A pool yard house

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A pool yard house by Architect Badrinath Kaleru

Architect Badrinath Kaleru from Studio Ardete has designed a pool yard house by Stonex India with a tranquil and comforting ambiance.

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The design brief was to visualize a house excluding comfort, designed for relaxation and leisure. The concept was to place emphasis on the courtyard and pool areas, with these actions as the focal point of the space.

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The façade has been designed in two individual masses. A screen compromising of vertical members reduces visual contact with the busy street outside while allowing the occupants a view of the trees lining the road across. Another district mass is created by the staircase façade, clad in dark grey textured stone. A small rectangular void has been created in this façade to break the monotonous mass and add lightness to it. A water body planned near the entrance sets a tranquil tone for the interiors.

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The main staircase and the wellness areas have been connected to the rest of the spaces via the courtyard establishing a strong correlation between the inside and the outside, a fact that achieves greater importance when the climatic zone, characterized by both, extreme heat and cold, is taken into consideration.

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The Pool on the first-floor level can be seen from many areas, making it the nucleus of the house and lending the project its name.

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(The article was originally produced in The Tiles of India magazine, Sept-Oct 2018 issue)

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