Top Ideas for Landscape in Residential Architecture

Top Ideas for Landscape in Residential Architecture

Top Ideas for Landscape in Residential Architecture

Landscape architecture

Brief ideas of various landscape design

As mentioned in the last article Glass in Residential building. We are writing about the beautiful Eco-friendly building concept “Landscape in Residential architecture“.

As we are talking about landscape architecture, We can know about how it has become a useful form of design where aesthetics and functionality both work simultaneously on the grounds of preserving ecology as well as bringing out the beauty of nature within the space.

While constructing a house proper landscape planning and architecture with the sustainability concept and approach helps to make a conducive and responsive environment. This article is predicated on the theoretical framework of the connection between landscape design in planning and development in urban design. Every decade there have been profound challenges as the architects, we have to address the approach towards sustainability while designing landscape architecture.

Landscape relates mainly to land-forms, vegetation, water, and climate. It is an art of arranging elements to create a healthy breathing atmosphere, vibrant community, and good outdoor space.

As we are talking about landscape in residential building, Here I like to recall our old article balcony designs which tells you how landscaping could be incorporated within indoor spaces to visualize the feel of an external garden. It can create a healthy environment with elements like lawns, gardens, flowers, beds, etc.

Structures such as a seating wall can define a perimeter, or a hedge may serve as a living wall. Pathways bordered by planting or trees create the feeling corridors. An arbor, pergola, or overhanging tree branch may suggest a ceiling.

Landscaping improves the quality of life. It cools down the temperature, provides physical and psychological benefits.

One of the famous architect Hawthorn said: “Indoor and outdoor spaces should be integrated and flow one into the other”.

Outdoor living space balances with the related elements in the landscape, also enhance the natural beauty.

Landscape lowers air conditioning use. People are drawn to and gathered in the open spaces of a garden. Seating can be arranged along with the shades of thick vertical line landscape also sheltered from the direct sunlight. Seating areas with it gives a good and pleasant view.

It cleans the dust, smoke particles, carbon dioxide and increases oxygen. A well-designed walkway attracts the eye with a sense of movement, drawing visitors with a beckoning further. While designing, we should be able to analyze the dimensional depth of any designs and achieve various ways in implementing those to create the functionality within the space. The pathway can be sheltered using pergola or create an eclectic path by using a mixture of paving materials.

Architectural pool, an attractive part of the landscape element creates a very stylish look throughout the house. This design tends to be viewed as more formal and includes long straight lines and sharp angles. They create a balance between your home and outdoor living space while providing function and a focal point for the yard.

Free form pools tend to create a more relaxed atmosphere through the use of curves and smooth flowing lines. It is a more non-traditional look that you would associate with a natural pond.

We are living in an era where we are facing lots of health issues due to air, water, soil pollution which is attracting many problems due to the deputation of forests and increasing industrial activity. As architects, we recommend evolving designs and bringing out nature within those designs to minimize the hazards for the near future. That could be followed in various ways such as :

Water features, the sounds of a waterfall will calm down the mind and harmony will be created within oneself. The pump will save the water by recycling.

Walking along the landscape will increase longevity.

Retaining walls will prevent soil sliding when it rains. Thus, it is an integral part of the landscape.

As architects, we should have distinctive skills and training in designing with living systems and materials that are innovative and thoughtful towards the ecology of an area. These are a few easy steps to balance nature and designs without losing its beauty and retaining the true form of modern architecture through landscaping designing. Using Eco-friendly materials in order to create landscape designs, thoughts have been proven quite challenging and we as the best architects in Bangalore have achieved those difficult designs.

As we are talking about materials, In the next article we can talk about one of the main material that is used in construction i.e., Metals used in Residential s building. For this stay tuned. Keep visiting the Design thoughts architects page for more updates.

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