INSIDE OUT HOUSE

Location:            Bangalore,  Karnataka, India 

Project Type:     Residential 

Area:                   5890 sqft

Completion:      2018

Project Team:   Gaurav Roy Choudhury, Sushil Kumar, Sachin Gujjar,

                            Abhishek Pawar, Satyanarayan, Stefan Fernandes

The Inside Out House is made of dreams. Dreams of a life away from the congestion, chaos, and traps of the city; dreams of composure and self-exploration; dreams of memories in the midst of nature. 

Located on the outskirts of Bangalore the Inside Out House is a home for a young couple and their child. It holds true to its promises, but it takes cognizance that the grains of these dreams, align with the idea of the city itself they escape. All pointing towards the same vanishing point. 

Sitting heavily on the site with the visual of a large brutal structure, the external walls of the Inside Out House go right out to enclose a 'world' inside. The large white volume is punctuated by indecipherable bands of bricks and raw concrete snaking around this monolith. The only significant penetration in this volume is the car park towards the northwest that combines with the entry to gesture a relent. 

The inside of the house unlike the outside, are soft, delicate, tactile, and experiential. 

The spaces melt into each other dissolving boundaries and definitions and surrendering any sense of bearing. The brick walls run through the house structuring its transitions and overlaps, scaling each space by its shifts, and tying all the varied experiences together as a cohesive memory. Their dotted light patterns combine with the light pouring through the treetops to breathe life into the house. 

The inside becomes a realm, away from the superficial aspirations of the outside. It is where your deepest thoughts roam and echo until you are comfortable with them. Until you are comfortable with yourself. 

The Inside Out house attempts to stray away from imagery and the graspable, which has overtaken our lives today. It looks to revive the 'inner' self where all things are felt. It serves as an allegory for our times and our problematic existence. 

Publications: 

The Son's Bedroom (open)and the Main Sta
Street view from the West
In between the gardens looking at the Pooja and the dining
Street view from the South West corner
View from mezzanine Garden from the North West corner
View from mezzanine garden along the brick wall towards East
View of the Main Stair brick wall through the family room
External Brick Face towards the West
Close up of the Dining from the small garden
Passage from the Living Room to the Dining look up
View from mezzanine garden towards the east with the big garden tree
View from mezzanine garden towards the north east the big garden tree
View from living roof  garden towards the west the big garden tree
View from living roof garden towards the Family Room
The Family Room from the Main Stair
The Son's Bedroom (closed)and the Main Stair from the Family Room
The small garden from the Dining Room
Detail close up of the brick jaali with glass inserts
Street view of the West brick jaali with workers in front
The concrete box of the caretaker's courtyard towards the South East
Street view as one approaches from the North
The brick wrapping the small courtyard from the Master Bedroom window
The Activity Room  wall from the Master Bedroom window
The Activity Room  wall from the passage on the first floor
The Mezzanine garden from the Guest Bedroom
The Master Bathroom
The small garden from the Master Bedroom Window
The Master Bedroom
The big garden with the Living Room at dusk
Street view from the Entry and Garage side
The small garden from the Dining at dusk
The East Side face of the building from the site behind at dusk
Street view from the South West corner at dusk
Cut View (1)
Cut View (2)
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SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 1.1
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 1.2
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 1.3
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 3.1
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 3.2
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 3.3
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 2.1
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 2.2
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE 2.3

GAURAV ROY CHOUDHURY ARCHITECTS

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The Master Bedroom

Photo Credit: Niveditaa Gupta