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Microtek Greenburg Sector 86, Gurgaon Details and effect on modern architecture

No matter what preconceived ideas you might have about a preferred architectural style, sometimes the settings will do the talking and it can dictate something quite unexpected. When the owners of this Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House approached architect and builder Polhemus Savery Dasilva architects they envisaged a contemporary Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House with minimal historical references. In particular they didn’t want the tradition Cape Cod architecture that is frequently seen in the area. All that changed however, as the plan evolved with the site determining a more evocative architecture. The building site was at the end of a winding dirt road on the edge of the woodlands and the salt marshes, with picturesque views out to a bay and the ocean beyond says, John Dasilva the firm’s design principal and design architect for the Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House. Although not from the town it felt very remote and it became obvious the site was better suited to a more woodland’s style of architecture. As the plan developed a number of design influences came into play. We kept a contemporary character for the interior. But the overall design of the Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House reflects several influences including Gothic Revival architecture, industrial mills, traditional shingle style Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon Houses and western mountain architecture. The ecletic nature of these sources not only seemed a good fit with the entire setting but also a suitable response to the varied nature of the owners extensive art and furniture collection. Dasilva says the entry to the Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House reflects the isolated wilderness setting. If this was in an in town Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House most likely the entry would have a direct relationship to the street with a formal porch and symmetrical façade. But here the entry is buried in the mass of the building within a porte cochere. To enter the garages you literally drive through the building. There is a strong sense of arrival, however. Large shaped brackets and a screen of Gothic arches above the porte –cochere. Signal the entry. The arches ascend in the height following the line of the roof. A large round window and perpendicular side windows provide an interplay of light and shadow behind the screen adding visual depth and helping to animate the exterior. A lowered ceiling above the front door creates an intimate welcoming entry. This gives quickly gives way to soaring three-story atrium and a solid granite stone chimneythat rises the full height of the Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House. The chimney anchors the light filled void and serves as a vertical linking element. As well as being the main circulation space the atrium has an additional function. The atrium serves as a light well to bring sunlight into the centre of thee Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House say Dasilva. The most scenic views are to the north so the Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House is largely oriented away from the sun. But the rooms are not dark they are all open to the atrium where sunlight pours in from clerestory and dormer windows. We even added internal windows to the sitting room off the master bedroom so that room would enjoy of plenty of natural light. Family living areas on the first floor flow seamlessly from the atrium. A double sided fire place in the main chimney provides in enticing glimpse through to the dining are from the entry. Much of the interior detail, including columns in the entry hall and brackets either side of the wide openings

between rooms, references the more Gothic architectural elements to the exterior. Even the stair balustrading has a curved, pointed railing reminiscent of the window arches. The design goes beyond Gothic perhaps towards art Nouveau, says Dasilva. These periods have much in common with their organic shapes and forms that relates to the nature. This link to the woodlands was very much an influence for this project. In keeping with the need for the interior to provide a backdrop for the owners art collection, walls throughout the Microtek Greenburg Sector 86 Gurgaon House are painted white. The kitchen cabinets are also white, with a colourful granite countertop and backsplash tiles added for bold accents, so they become artworks in themselves, says the architect. There is also a gallery on the second floor, within the bridge element that crosses the driveway. This features south facing triangular dormer windows and a multifaceted ceiling that follows the roofline. The gallery almost feels like a carved space,says Dasilva. Rather than hide the structural elements we chose to highlight them. For example, the large brackets draw attention to the huge beams that support the roof. The architect also added a sunroom,off to one side of the huse overlooking the bay. The main challenge for this room was to maximize both the view and the sun in different directions. By rotating the building and placing it on the diagonal we have ensured the room within gets plenty of sunlight. And it is angled to provide a slice of the view through the trees. The sunroom incorporates Gothic arched windows and a multifaceted star-shaped ceiling lined with Douglas fir. A cupola echoes the form of the roof and at night it glows like a beacon in the dark say, says Dasilva.