The Cantilever House draws from the regional vernacular and finds expression through a contemporary lens to become a home for a family of four. Located in the Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, the house is designed in response to the clients’ love for the outdoors. It employs a series of mechanisms that minimize resource consumption, and reduce the building’s environmental impact while enhancing the residents’ thermal comfort.
The large cantilevers that the house derives its name from, anchor its design vocabulary, highlighting the scale of the building and breaking its mass through the focus on horizontality. The primary challenge was to design the frame with judicious use of steel for economic viability, given that the cantilevers form a dominant part of the design scheme and a typical one demands adequate steel reinforcement to generate structural integrity. Additionally, the design received scepticism from the client, and workers on the site had to be trained to execute the construction with precision. The overarching design intent, however, was to create a sense of privacy while channelling an open, connected environment for the family. This took shape through an interesting interplay of living spaces, with the main living areas occupying the ground floor and the private areas located on the first floor.
The design scheme was largely driven by two endeavours: first, to assimilate traditional building wisdom and find an appropriate expression within the contemporary context. Second, the distribution of various private spaces and varying volumes are planned in order to account for the diversity of usage based on the time of the day and privacy required. A series of connected living spaces, courtyards, and bedrooms were planned with the intent to create a home that could be brought to life throughout the day. Similarly, the cantilever slabs spanning the verandah, render a modern aesthetic while creating shaded spaces underneath.
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Recently, we have seen many incidents of fire, particularly happening in the hospitals that are already overburdened with a pandemic raging at hand. A fire has no face and no regret while destroying everything that comes in its way. It becomes even more heart-wrenching when patients who cannot save themselves come under its wrath. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to the experts and tried to ascertain, why the fire incidents rose and what should be done so that in case of the third wave the mistakes are not repeated. An indepth report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).
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Remember India in all that you do!
As one of India’s leading lifestyle designers of India, Raseel Gujral Ansal is ceaselessly valued for her outstanding ability in leading architecture and interior design over the past 30 years. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in architecture and has a well-celebrated work portfolio in product design, architecture, and interior decoration. She founded her flagship company, Raseel Gujral Ansal Design in 1990 and followed it up with two more fabulous companies, Casa Paradox and Casa Pop, in 1995 and 2014, respectively. Raseel Gujral Ansal carries a mammoth legacy of creative excellence combined with a fearless compulsion to evolve. This mantle has been handed to her by her father, the legendary maestro of all arts, Satish Gujral. A true exemplification of the Renaissance ethos, & the guru-shishya tradition, Raseel was schooled in her creative career within the crucible of the architectural firm led by her father & her brother Mohit Gujral and as in the renaissance has disregarded all compartmentalization between creative fields. Hence, she calls herself the accidental artist/ architect.
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