Contemporary Design of Bubble House in Chennai by SDeG is bulbous, undulating appearance sets it distinctly apart in this neighborhood. This is doing consciously – to challenge the site’s rigid edges, and formally, to cushion everything visibly grid-like around it.

Contemporary Design of Bubble House in Chennai by SDeG

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Bubble House Project Facts:

  • LOCATION OF BUBBLE HOUSE: Chennai
  • YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012
  • CLIENT: Mr. Sathyanarayana
  • BUILT AREA OF BUBBLE HOUSE: 325 sq.m
  • CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECT : SDeG
  • MODERN HOUSE DESIGN TEAM : Sujit Nair, Balaji T
  • HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY :  by Sujith Sugathan

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Bubble House Design Brief:

  • Bubble House (Chennai) was conceived to invigorate its context.
  • Designed on a 110 sq.m plot in a dense residential location.
  • It contains parking, an office, guest suite, living-dining-kitchen, three bedrooms, entertainment room, roof-top swimming.
  • Pool and an elevator to connect four levels.
  • Internal spaces are programmed around a courtyard on the first floor.
  • Buoys up this taut and dense volume.
  • The structure is wrapped in an intricate and bulbous external skin.
  • made hollow for Air drafts.
  • contemporary design to embed building management systems.

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The seemingly gelatinous concrete envelope is twin-walled, thickened to mitigate heat gains, engineered to form air gaps, and houses customized glazing/building management systems.

Know More About Contemporary Architectural Explorations:

It was constructed using light-weight cast-in-situ ferroconcrete on wood, fiberglass and steel sheet-moulds. Most parts of the construction involved dexterous masons, and very few mechanized processes, to curb costs.

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Programmatically, the contemporary design of house looks inwards – an internal court penetrates the volume and creates several links and relationships within. A series of sculpted cantilevered treads wind upwards along the court’s edges to connect the living and private spaces, leading up to a rooftop pool and media room.

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