Mathrukrupa | AD Studio 9 | Bengaluru
“MATHRUKRUPA” is located on a tiny plot measuring 25’x40’ along a narrow lane, in Ramamurthynagar, Bangalore. This project involved renovation of a 20 year old house, spread across two floors in load bearing structure. The client envisioned a home for a family of four, where they wanted to settle down. The attempt was to design a new space within a new set of requirements given by the client.
The new layout design was carefully planned over the existing foundation, to cause minimum alterations in the structure and the load bearing walls that stood on the existing foundation were kept intact. Few new columns and beams (I Sections) were introduced to accommodate an additional bedroom and opening of internal staircase. Considering that the adjacent buildings are almost abut each other, the space has been planned carefully to tap light and ventilation in the house, throughout the day.
Ground floor houses the formal Living; kitchen; pooja and a guest bedroom, while first floor comprises of informal living and Kids & Master bedroom. The bedrooms though small, through careful space planning are comfortable and have enough space as well for integrated study area and wardrobes. The kid’s bedroom on first floor opens to a balcony with a perforated brick wall, which while providing privacy and cool breeze, also creates an invigorating interlay of light and shadow across the day.
The staircase has been reintroduced in the central part of the house, which was previously located outside. Presently, it acts not only as the core space of the house which visually connects the spaces across the floors, but also as a highlight feature with an overhead skylight with a beautiful double height light fixture. It is also an emotive focus area, which was creatively hand painted to bring landscape in the house, which was otherwise a challenge due to constrained size of the property.
Despite the narrowness of the plot, the revised layout design neither compromises on the ingress, nor in privacy despite negligible setbacks from neighboring houses. The light touch minimalistic approach also finds expression in the overall interiors of the house- all designed to a minimal requirement. This house showcases the power of purposeful spatial design and planning, to deliver functionality and charm, even in an inappreciably constrained plot.
Spanning an impressive plot area of 1000 sq. ft., & located in Ramamurthynagar, Bengaluru-India. This MATHRUKRUPA Bungalow, pleasantly designed by AD Studio 9 Architectural Designer, is a testament to architectural brilliance and thoughtful design. This earthy-inspired residence has a harmonious blend of colours of Earth and minimalist aesthetics that defines the essence of this home. It exudes a peaceful vibe, inviting you to experience a fusion of nature and elegance. The minimalist and classy interiors uphold the charm of the house in all corners. A wide range of artefacts ornament the interiors.
The overall coherence and functionality of the bungalow created a living experience that embraced convenience without compromising on aesthetics. This seamless integration of the interior with the exterior is a rhyme to modern design principles, where the barrier between inside and outside is elegantly dissolved. The subtle shine of the selection of wall décor gives a sense of warmth and luxury, instantly making it feel welcome. The interplay of light and shadow adds a touch of drama, creating an immersive first impression.
Project Name : MATHRUKRUPA
Design Firm : AD Studio 9
Principal Designer : Apoorva Lekha N, Sandesh Dhanaraj
Project Location : Ramamurthynagar, Bengaluru, India
Project Type : Residential, renovation & Interiors
Project Area : 2100 Sq. Ft.
Completion Year : 2023
Consultants for the Project
Products / Materials / Vendors
Lighting – ALT Light
Sanitaryware – Jaguar hardware
Facade Systems – Prashali Wire cut bricks
Windows -Gealan Windows
Furniture – Freedom Tree Furniture
Flooring – Lyme Vitrified Tile , Ronak Rocks (Granite)
Kitchen -Hafele, Kaff
Paint – Asian paints
Handle – StudioMade