Silk Cotton Tree House
LOCATION: Lahore, Pakistan CLIENT: Mr. Zeshan Qadri PROGRAM: Shopping, Eating, DESIGN: 2016 TYPE: Residential Project Credits MSA Team
Description This single family residence hosts the silk cotton tree in vice versa. It rests on a site that is situated towards the end of a Cul-de-sac, a hidden street not contaminated by the traffic of an adjacent main road. The street leading to site opens up unexpectedly into a courtyard right in front of the site. Looking over the courtyard, this site offers a landscape of its own to this courtyard - the two silk cotton trees. These two trees were the most important influence upon the genesis of this house. These trees form courtyards as if marking their territory, influencing the design process simultaneously. The Residence morphs itself around these courtyards, taking cues from crown of these trees. Residential program and Client’s peculiar requirements to have ample sunlight and ventilation negotiates with the interior volumes, creating voids at unexpected instances almost as if by coincidence! Confronted by a wide array of colorfully rendered facades, exterior of the residence is done in fair face concrete finish-an attempt to neutralize the visual noise created by the surroundings. Climbers & creepers make their way up, becoming part of façade itself. The greens and greys amalgamate to create a serene arrangement of overlapping volumes, creating a composition that strives to bring pragmatic concerns to an agreement. PICTURES SKETCHES

20 B-1 FCC Maratab Ali Road, Gulberg II, Lahore-Pakistan.

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