Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Project Type: Residential
Area: ____ sqft
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.