Envelope House

Project: Family Residence

Location: Raipur, Chattisgarh

A multigenerationfamily residence situated within a gated community of Raipur. 


The concept of this house is to create various envelopes of private and common areas of the house; wherever these envelopes overlap/ intersect each other; a new nature of space could be found. These found spaces are then highlighted as courtyards, double volumes and terraces. The notion of floating spaces is established by suggesting large cantilevers.  The entrance of the house is pushed deeper in the site to create a transitional journey celebrated with water bodies and other landscape elements.  The basement is visually connected to the ground level with large sunken light wells.