PRAHLAD D N

PRAHLAD D N

PRAHLAD D N

Project: PRAHLAD D N Residence

Location: Jayanagar 7th Block, Bangalore
Plot Size 100×160 feet
Requirements:  Basement Car parking 6 Nos
                         Ground floor Landscape, Swimming Pool, and Party Hall
                         Typical three-floor (Each floor 4 BHK)
                         Terrace – Landscape, Common seating and get together space.
BUA: 25000 SFT
Design Style: Contemporary style.
Project Cost: 5 Crore

Ms. Chethana Residence

Ms. Chethana Residence

Ms. Chethana Residence

Its a classical style architecture design

Concept: The classical style house with balanced and Symmetrical design which blends with traditional, Vernacular & modern style.

Project Type: Classical style

Location: Yelahanka, Bangalore

Plot size: 40×60

Built up area: 3750 sft

How to use Metal as an aesthetic material in Residential Building

How to use Metal as an aesthetic material in Residential Building

Metal as an aesthetic material in Residential Building

  • Window grill:

Metal window grills are part of a tradition and integrating security features with attractive designs. They have become more popular over the years. They are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and degrees of ornateness. detailed metal window grills do have many advantages.

The most common material used to make window grills is steel, aluminum, and iron. But, today window grills are generally made of steel that is bright steel or mild steel because of its durability, sturdiness and also because it can be customized to various shapes and sizes.

  • Canopy:

     Canopies have been adding shelter for many years. Nowadays canopy comes in various shapes, sizes. And is made up of various materials. For typical projects such as a metal canopy, aluminum is the metal of choice. It survives well in the outdoors and is much more affordable and easy to work with the steel, brass, or copper. For outdoor decorations, you may choose brass or copper, and for structural supports, you may want to work with stainless steel. Metal canopies add to your curb appeal, creating an element of unique designs and lettering. They are endlessly customization and easily changed as the occupant's change.

 CANOPY – AT VERANDAH

A metal canopy will last for decades while providing the perfect place to shelter. Canopies can be attached or free-standing add-ons to the buildings, providing a cost-effective covered space. Canopies are used for carports, to protect the vehicle from hail damage or keep it cooler in the sun.  Canopies are perfect toppers for an outdoor verandah, at the entrance area, and car parking. covered patio or a greenhouse enclosure to expand the space in your building. Canopies over doors and windows can help minimize the heat and light from the sun, saving energy and lowering your utility bills.

 

Canopy at Verandah
  • Railings:

More and more, a metal railing is not just being recognized for support and safety via its strength and stability, it is gaining acceptance for its aesthetics.

“Its versatility and ability enhance any setting aesthetically,” says the team at Trex.

Metal railing, styling for contemporary projects due to sleek and modern appeal. Also traditional and intricate. When selecting railing,
• Ensure that it matches the design of the project, and carefully consider the infill material. Glass panels can add lightness and visibility, while other materials, such as metal mesh or cable, can create the impression of the Industrial look. The right combination of metal railing and infill material will provide a safe, secure railing, while also enhancing the aesthetics of the space.
Each of these metals has different properties and look. Some of the commonly used metals for railings are stainless steel, Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Wrought iron. These railings are used for Internal staircase, External staircase as well as Balconies.

Railing

Gate:

The material you choose for your home’s gate must be able to withstand wind, rain, and sunlight and at the same time have the strength to keep robbers out.
Residential property owners prefer metal gates of large openings that are made of steel.
A large proportion of the domestic market for gates is made from metal, the vast majority being made from steel, the remainder from wrought iron, and cast iron. People prefer metal gates because they are more durable and there are many designs available in the market.

• Cost and Efficiency
Metal doors are less expensive than other doors. Steel doors are typically more energy-efficient because they have higher insulating values, so they’re better at keeping conditioned air inside your home and outdoor air outside.

• Installation
Metal doors are typically finished at the factory with a baked-on polyester finish or vinyl coating that doesn’t require further finishing by you at installation.

Types of metal

The four types of metal that are most commonly used are:

  • Steel: It is affordable and but not long-lasting. Usually supplied hot-drip galvanized to provide a robust finish.
  • Aluminum: Its sheet thin and tough layer that protects against corrosion.
  • Zinc: Highly durable and weathers to an aesthetically-pleasing lead-like hue if
    left untreated.
  • Copper: Capable of achieving long lifespans, and requires very little
    maintenance.

  • Skylight/Pergola:

A skylight adds natural light to metal building that tends to be long and deep is one way to positively impact the well-being of the people working inside these facilities. Not only that, but it can also help in saving electrical lighting costs. Installing skylights in a residential building brings a taste of the outdoors in and brightens up the environment with natural light. Energy-Skylight enhances the quality of light and air into the structure. Also, suits provide diffuse lighting and heat source. It adds beauty and a pattern of lights in the building.

Pergola

FENCING:

  • Durability

It offers more durability and stability than other materials. At some Instance their major forces, metal frames won’t warp or crack.

  • Style and Appearance

It is available in various sizes, patterns, and customizes metal as required. Metal fencing the way they want. Metal fencing gives a bold and brutal appearance.

Top architects recommend choosing the right material. Metal is a flexible material that would possibly change the face of the architecture. And Metal, in turn, creates structures that are Durable, Resistant and Sustainable.

Concrete Blocks in Architecture

Concrete Blocks in Architecture

Concrete Blocks in Architecture

As you all know most of the people who want to construct house prefer Concrete blocks as a prefabricated material because it produces maximum radiant heat within the building. Concrete blocks mainly used to build walls. Concrete pieces are made by materials that are utilized for building dividers. Like bricks, the squares are joined at the side a mortar consisting of cement, sand, and water. The squares are empty interior to permit for steel bars and mortar filling.

Despite the fact that the primary squares were fabricated by hand, these days they are created in a robotized way and thousands of squares can be made per hour. Each unit can be manufactured on-site by bricklayers.

The concrete commonly utilized to create concrete squares may be a blend of powdered Portland cement, water, sand, and rock. The fundamental block has been changing to supply more total arrangements, such as waterproofing.

A few current models that are added to the substances will join to the blend. It also prevents the section of water by extending the surface pressure of the square by arranging it.

Concrete blocks as a rule related with self-construction and low-cost lodging gives the number of spaces to investigate past utilitarian plans.

Most of the modern engineering nowadays use concrete as the most efficient fabric. In any case, due to the improvement of building technology and design, concrete has to be created as a building fabric to overcome its shortcomings. Expansion, the requirement for accomplishing maintainability in buildings has a coordinating effect on concrete’s development as concrete which is considered one as a major modern request within the building materials industry.

Concrete blocks can be used as :

  • Compound Wall

Compound – Solid wall block is defined as those blocks which have a core wide area greater than 25% of gross area having one or more holes open at both sides. The most commonly used concrete blocks have a nominal length of 40cm, a height of 20cm and nominal width of 8,10,15 and 20cms.

  • Facade

The material color itself creates a pattern when it is applied on the exterior surface. material is very natural & goes well with part of nature. Here, no additional effort is required in making a beautiful structure.

  • Partition

Lightweight, Precast, foam concrete building material suitable for producing concrete masonry units (CMU) like blocks. They are composed of quartz sand, calcined gypsum, lime, cement, water, and aluminum powder. AAC is cured under heat and pressure in an autoclave.

  • External wall

It’s a great idea to enhance the external surface with the concrete blocks as they form a beautiful texture surface in a grey finish. Thus the external surface looks attractive and stands out from the surrounding elements.

Concrete block technical detail

  • Wall Junction detail

The concrete block wall is erected with a mixture of concrete & reinforcement steel.

  • Corner wall detail

These are some simple ideas of Architecture that can deliver good solutions without being expensive. In conclusion I would like to mention couple of important merits of concrete blocks over the bricks. They form stronger walls than bricks. A house which is built using Concrete blocks can last up to 100 years.

Mr. Sushmith Nayak Complex

Mr. Sushmith Nayak Complex

Mr. Sushmith Nayak

Commercial Complex for Mr. Sushmith Nayak

Concept: We designed as per clients requirement of a Basement floor with parking, Ground + 4 floors with commercial spaces and common lift and staircase. It was based on a simple concept that we need to give client more carpet area since it was in a prominent location.
Project Type: Simple modern
Location: HSR layout, Bangalore
Plot size: 50X80
Built up area: Approx 20,000 Sft
Project cost: 1.20 crore

Mr. Vijay Machigud

Mr. Vijay Machigud

The central wall projection with brick cladding breaks the harmony of the facade, giving it a very subtle look. the pergola and materials, embraces the facade, giving it a sense of uniquness.

Concept: A beautiful villa concept with partial slope and modern planning, with duplex house with garden in front. The slope towards the top balances the entire facade, Making it more elegant.The box projection, Uplifts the bay windows in the facade, Giving it a very elegant look.Verticals in front, Allows diffused light inside and creates light and shadow effect.
Project Type: contemporary house style
Location: kanakpura road
Plot size: 40×60
Built up area: 4000 sft
Project cost: 1.5 crore

Mr. Vijay Patil

Mr. Vijay Patil

Mr. Vijay Patil

Brick jali double hieght wind tunnel exposed brick walls

Concept: Contrast between brick screen and concrete finishes.brick jali on and vertical louvers for ventilation and thermal protection. brick screen is used for the staircase. this brick screen tends to serve as a wall, ventilation feature, aesthetic element.
Project Type: Modern contemporary
Location: Raichur
Plot size: 40×60
Built up area: 3000 sft
Project cost: 1 crore

Mr. Suraj T. M.

Mr. Suraj T. M.

Mr. Suraj T. M.

Playing with mass and geometry, elevation is facilitated with bay windows and tall longitudinal slit windows.

Concept: Design follows a minimal approach towards the facade of the building, with grey and solid massing theme.
Project Type: Minimilistic
Location: RR Nagar
Plot size: 30×50
Built up area: 2500 sft
Project cost: 75 lakh

Mrs. Anuradha B. S.

Mrs. Anuradha B. S.

Mrs. Anuradha B. S.

Replicates the design features of spanish style with arched windows, arched projections, ornamented railing work and beige stucco finish.

Concept: This dual plot attached house, with linear design, with duplex on the upper floors, conprising as a single unit large bunglow in bengaluru, giving a spanish building feeling.
Project Type: Spanish style
Location: Sarjapur road
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 6000 sft
Project cost: 1.5 crore

Mr.Venu

Mr.Venu

Mr.Venu

The building has a subtle and balanced look with overall enhancement of more light into the building with use of shades of grey and white.the use of materials such as exposed brick and stone, provides the building a traditional look . and fusing contemporary style with traditional.

Concept: A morden duplex house concept with spacious and large bedrooms.the principal focus of the house would be the c – boxing projection, cantilevering outwards. also, having wooden verticals and glass railing.
Project Type: A fusion of traditional and contemporary architecture.
Location: JayaNagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 6000 sft
Project cost: 2 crore

Mr. Venkatesh Twin House

Mr. Venkatesh Twin House

Mr. Venkatesh

Simple & modern design with projecting out elements.

Concept: Twin houses, each having 4 bedrooms with ground parking and duplex with terrace garden.
Project Type: Modern Contemporary
Location: Kanakpura Road
Plot size: 60*60
Built up area: 7000 sft
Project cost: 2.5 crore

Mr. Sameer Rao

Mr. Sameer Rao

Mr. Sameer Rao

A mid- century bungalow design with slight contemporary touch to it.Gives a good blend of materials along its exterior facade. Thus, provides a fresh look to the house.

Concept: Sloped roof supported on large columns that marks the double height space, sheltering the entrance area. Brick jali pattern for windows.Stone cladding with grooves in entire facade.Balcony with glass railing with MS supports, giving the house a overall balanced facade.
Project Type: Colonial style
Location: Banagetta road
Plot size: 60*90
Built up area: 8000 sft
Project cost: 3 crore

Space saving ideas for your home

Space saving ideas for your home

Space saving ideas for your home

No matter how big our house is, we always seem to need more space. Maybe it’s for keeping something important to you or storing things away. Using space cleverly and judiciously can help a lot with this. You can use space you already have differently, a win-win in my opinion.

So here are some space-saving tips you can use in your home.

Use your stairs!

Chances are, you have a blank wall at the bottom side of your stairs that just sits there. Definitely put that space to use- either put a hanging shelf that takes a few minutes for installation, or you can make it a library with multiple shelves. Put up a few hangers and you can use it as a coat or hat hanger. Or you can create a space beneath the stairs to make it into a personalised nook- a pantry, a kennel, a reading corner, a meditation corner etc. You can even put in shelves within the stairs so each stair will have a shelf underneath. The possibilities are endless!

Bathroom cabinets

There is just so much potential space to be used in the bathroom. In Indian households, the under-sink area tends to be ignored- especially in the case of pedestal sinks. However, there are shelves that are designed specifically to fit under pedestal sinks. Or you could just attach some sort of curtains underneath the sink and store things away without anyone being able to see it. If your sink is attached directly to the wall- the better! You can put in shelves, baskets etc. When you get sinks for a new home preferably get one with storage facilities.

Cupboards

This may seem like I’m stating the obvious- of course cupboards help in storage, but hear me out. Most cupboards aren’t used to their full potential, which wastes precious space. We have cupboards with just a hanging rack for clothes and the space beneath is completely wasted. You could add shelves to such cupboards and store shoes or something else and the extra space beneath it. Having a section with shelves within the cupboard can also help store your pyjamas and inner wear- stuff that you don’t necessarily hang up. Think of how you can organise to save space within the space you store things itself.

Mr. Vinay Residence

Mr. Vinay Residence

Mr. Vinay Residence

Exposed rustic brick work, with shades of grey and white used in elevation, making it elegant. wooden vertical louvers and MS pergola .

Concept: The existing floor was ground where the client was presently residing. They wanted a 2BHK house above to be expanded and it has a beautiful contemporary elevation which stands out in the lane which has a lot of old structures.
Project Type: Contemporary house style
Location: JayaNagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 2300 sft
Project cost: 45 lakhs

Mr. Muralli Residence

Mr. Muralli Residence

Mr. Muralli Residence

Vertical louvers in balcony with glass railing in elevation, emphasis the facade. textured exterior facade gives a monotonous contrast design.

Concept: The apartment comprises of stilt and 3 floors with 2BHK residential dwellings and stilt being the parking area and 3rd floor had a duplex unit.
Project Type: Multi-storey building with simple and modern approach.
Location: Bangalore
Plot size: 30×40
Built up area: 15,000 Sft
Project cost: 2 Crore

Dr. Ravichandra Residence

Dr. Ravichandra Residence

Mr. Ravichandran

A three storey colonial style house with a colonnaded porch providing a rich and grand look.

Concept: The colonial style house with double height classical columns provides a royal look to the elevation. The entrance consists of semi circular stairs leading right up to the entrance door. The interiors of the house is contained with spacious living spaces along with terrace garden and a swimming pool.
Project Type: Colonial style
Location: Sahakarnagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 5000 sft
Project cost: 1.5 crores

Mrs. Vishalakshi Residence

Mrs. Vishalakshi Residence

Mrs. Vishalakshi

Linear contemporary architecture, with solids and voids and circular corner projections.

Concept: The apartment comprises of stilt and 3 floors with 2BHK residential rent units and stilt being the parking area and 1 BHK rent house and 3rd floor had a duplex unit for their own purpose. The elevation is very contemporary and since its in a dense residential area we cannot design the elevation to look more linear so we kept it simple and tried to break the elevation into parts.
Project Type: Modern house
Location: RajajiNagar, Bangalore
Plot size: 30X80
Built up area: Approx 5500 sft
Project cost: 95 lakhs

Mr. Appu Metgud’s Residence

Mr. Appu Metgud’s Residence

Mr. Appu Metgud’s Residence

It is a G+1 independent house. 3BHK family unit.

Concept: A contemporary style house with very simplistic design. The house is simple composition of squares & rectangles with projecting balconies with huge windows.Neutral colours combination adds to the contemporary look of the building.
Project Type: Modern simple
Location: Belgam
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 2653 sft
Project cost: 1.2 crore

Mr. Abhishek’s Residence

Mr. Abhishek’s Residence

Mr. Abhishek’s Residence

It is a bungalow with G+1. It is a independent house & part of roof of the house sloped roof.

Concept: A bungalow is a type of building, originally developed in Bengal. Common features of many bungalows includes verandas & being low rise. It is either single story or has a second story built into a slopping roof with dormer windows.
Project Type: Vernacular style farm house
Location: Chikkamagalur
Plot size: 61x40
Built up area: 2940 sft
Project cost: 60 lacks

Mr. Rayappa Gouda patil Residence

Mr. Rayappa Gouda patil Residence

Residence for Mr. Rayappa Gouda patil

A 2 storey contemporary style bungalow with huge picture windows allowing huge amount of light and ventilation into the building.

Concept: This spacious villa is plotted at the centre of the site allowing maximum light and ventilation through the huge spacious setbacks. The entrance porch or the veranda reminds us of the olden traditional style verandas but only reflected back in a contemporary manner. The living space is provided with picture windows. And the house comprises of a courtyard in the central portion with all the rooms of the house overlooking into the courtyard. Thus, this house is a complete contemporary reflection of a traditional style house.
Location: Shahpur, Karnataka
Plot size: 85×90
Built up area: 4300 sft
Project cost:  1 crore

Mrs. Jayabhat Residence

Mrs. Jayabhat Residence

Residence for Mrs. Jayabhat

An independent contemporary style bungalow located in the suburbs of Bangalore.

Concept: This contemporary style house is 3 storeys high with projected bay windows providing beautiful views towards the suburban environment around the house. The projected slab with wooden decking enhances the overall look of the building and it also serves as chajjas to all the windows under it. The pergola in front provides a semi covered shelter to the car parking space and is used to grow various creepers on it to provide shade.
Project Type: Contemporary house style
Location: Idyaranyapura, Bangalore
Plot size: 60×40
Built up area: 3800 sft
Project cost: 82 lakhs