Kindred House by Anagram Architects in New Delhi, India
Designed and developed by Anagram Architects, this project called The Kindred House represents a contemporary residence located in New Delhi, India. This house was built to be the home of two brothers and their families which is not rare at all in India where traditional homes include three or more generations of the family. Well, in this case the architects only had to take into consideration the two families of the brothers but, everything has its own complexity and in this case that meant that they had to design multiple social spaces and zones for each member of each of the families.
From the architects: “A residence for two brothers and their kindred nuclear families, this design called for multiple overlapping social spaces along with specific zones for each family.
Three materially diverse cubes are supported on a cantilevering structural system in front of a monolithic block.
Through this ‘jenga’ like arrangement, the volumes float between a roof pergola and an entrance pool. The voids thus created, allow external spaces to penetrate into living areas, flooding them with light and air while allowing access to gardens on all levels.
The conversation between materials and volumes is enhanced through patterns, texturing and layering.
The floating blocks progress from the hollow cube of the entrance porch to the perforated stone gabion of the meditative spaces to the wood clad guestroom block and ultimately to the brise soleil stone slab enmeshed, rear monolithic block.”