nature takes center stage in taliesyn’s weekend house design in rural india
Ksaraah weekend house by taliesyn in India
Surrounded by the lush vegetation of the plains around Bangalore, IndiaThis weekend residence by Taliesyn architecture + design creates a sanctuary of rejuvenation away from the bustle of the city. Named “Ksaraah”, the project is designed to continually transform while always highlighting nature as the protagonist. The resulting architecture features a series of open spaces that act as a naked canvas for self-exploration and self-expression.
all images courtesy of Sohaib Ilyas
a structure that “disappears” in nature
The project was commissioned by a young creative professional for her family. As well as catering to the needs of its people, Ksaraah – humble in appearance, but equipped with all modern conveniences – also aims to cater to those of the local community.
The design team chez Taliesyn focused on creating large, adaptable, multi-purpose spaces with a congregational feel, able to bring people together and encourage social activity. Rather than containing the house itself, the center of the site features a 25-meter-long pavilion made up of modules arranged in a visual rhythm that echoes traditional local aesthetics. Its entire perimeter is punctuated by a dynamic progression of circular columns, each of which has been adorned with numerous climbing plants, with a view to eventually engulfing the structure itself in time, allowing it to effectively ‘disappear’.
“The unlimited spatial configuration is consciously kept free of unwanted wall envelopes”, explains Chandrashekar and his senior Taliesyn colleague, GS Mahaboob Basha. “To experience the natural elements like the cooling monsoons, the warmth of the morning sun, the chirping of birds and the aroma of flora scattered throughout the site.”
The house combines a range of architectural shapes and motifs, including arched doorways, oak shutters, colonnade-style columns, a floating staircase and overhanging roof slabs. This diversity is reflected in the landscape, which includes tiered terraces, a swimming pool, winding paths and an array of plants that includes chikoo, mango and banana trees.
Last name: Ksaraah
location: Bengaluru, India
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edited by: christina petridou | design boom