SEGU RESIDENCE, BANGALORE
Surfaces Reporter|June - July 2021
The Segu Residence is a home in Bangalore that belongs to an expatriate family transitioning to the process of acclimatizing to a renewed style of dwelling in urban condominium abodes. Nestled in the heart of South Bangalore, this home is an honest collaboration between the design studio and the homeowners — the client brought hands-on expertise to the forefront with his honed experience in the sphere of project management and execution. The focused brief emphasized the curation of a minimalistic home that is modern and elegant in its demeanor — a coherent brief that enabled the home to become a literal extrapolation of the conceptual sketches that manifested themselves as devices of design.

The creative intent reinforces the conceptualization of a residence that establishes a timeless and self-evident correlation between form and function. Clean-line geometry, a minimalist and homogenous palette of materiality and keen attention to detail are the home’s leitmotifs.

The open floor plan plays a pragmatic role in ensuring that the spaces are in a constant dialogue with one another, with material interplay at its crux; thereby creating a series of spaces that bears distinct character, all the while melding seamlessly into each other. The apartment frames verdant views of the dense Bangalore greenery from vantage points of view, creating a space that is caressed by natural light and optimised ventilation across the day.

At its primary stage, the design studio came on board when the overall shell of the 4BHK-condominium was in place with the fenestrations demarcated. The home’s initial spatial planning scheme reiterated the large open volumes that flowed into each other, creating distinct (though barrier-free zones) across the linear axial spine of the condominium. The open kitchen, dining, living area, and family nook are the heart of the home and occupy the blueprint’s central axis, where the family congregates. The impetus was to create a large sect of spaces that came together as one large cohesive segment of spaces, although unique in function.

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