Chattarpur, New Delhi, 2016
The movement between various zones of the house, at both levels, is externalized along this north face and acts as a stretched ‘multilevel gallery’. As with the layout, the façade for this house also expresses the gallery like movement. The upper level facade is conceived as a transparent linear volume; contained between series of masonry envelopes or folds. Use of seasoned hardwood battens helps screen the glazed upper corridor and also seems to weave together the long slab folds that define the upper level volume.