SARJAPUR FARMHOUSE
Bangalore
Surface – 4500 sq.ft.
Unbuilt – 2003

We wanted the farmhouse to be less of an icon of fixity than for it to be a growth that emerges from the ground and suggests a notion of dynamism and movement. The project was realized with a dialectical relationship between the digital model on one side and more traditional modes of architectural representation ie.plans, sections on the other hand. This interaction allowed the formal research to ‘unfold’ dynamic conditions of perception and hints of mystery. The cross sections were generated by slicing the digital 3D model and then refining the individual spaces. The overall spatial organization is treated as a three dimensional journey along the main volume that bifurcates into rooms to offer privacy. The circulation spine in the linear mass offers mystery by allowing natural light to be cast on the interior surfaces through the slits in the fractal roof.