Three Trees House, New Delhi

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Three Trees House

Contemporary Home in India: Residence – design by DADA & Partners Architects

27 Dec 2016

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Design: DADA & Partners, architects

Location: Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi, India

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Set on a verdant land parcel dotted with large mature trees, the Three Trees House is nestled – much like a fork – between three large trees.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The premise for choosing to situate the building amidst the trees was to preserve the existing trees while enjoying the natural setting in close proximity of the habitable areas.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The house is conceived as an assembly of two fairly rectangular blocks, the east facing front block and west facing rear one. Both are connected by a narrow, transparent, staircase block.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The largest tree of the three, a flowering Kachnar (bauhinia), becomes the centerpiece of the courtyard space. The shaded north facing courtyard is further animated with different rooms fronting onto it along with the large overhang canopies providing constant play of light and shade.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

As experienced from within the house, this space brings an enhanced sense of openness inside and also unfolds constantly changing views of the outdoors, as well as the building, as one moves around the house and vertically between different levels of the house.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The front or east block has the public functions such as the entry lobby, drawing room, dinning, and bar all of which face the large front lawn as well as the relatively intimate courtyard.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The rear block has a large double-height family living room which opens out to the courtyard and the pool deck and two bedrooms facing the rear lawn. The upper level has four bedroom, puja room, and a lounge area for the family to gather.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The gym and sauna pavilion sits just across the swimming pool, along the Northern face of the property, and squares-off the sense of enclosure around the courtyard.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

One of the the clients needs was of a large and lofty formal drawing room spilling out to a garden.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

This resulted in a three side open, 20 feet tall, lantern like space framing views to the picturesque front lawn on the east and the eventful pool-side on the west side.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Within this lush almost ambrosial setting, the predominantly hard and monolithic landscape design creates a deliberate experiential counterpoint.

Three Trees House in New Delhi

Three Trees House in New Delhi

The building facade also becomes part of this setting, especially at the ground-plane level where, every so often, large vertically furrowed stone-clad panel walls frame the open space expanse.

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The expansive and largely untouched front and rear lawns are anchored by couple of anachronous ficus trees that act as generous foreground for the house.

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It is the courtyard with its orchestrated reflective pool, infinity-edged swimming pool, and floating wooden decks which engages with the mostly transparent, folding threshold of the house.

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Three Trees House – Building Information

Location: Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi, India
Area: 2.5 acre parcel ; 17000 sqft built-up
Year: 2014
Architects: DADA & Partners
Client: Mr. Bharat Sawhney
Builder: Mr. Bharat Sawhney
Landscape: Design Process
Structural Consultants: P.Arora & Associates
MEP Consultant: DADA & Partners
HVAC Consultants: Aditya Aircon
Interiors / Furniture: IDUS Furniture Store, Delhi

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Photography: Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India
Home Accessories: FCML, Delhi
Carpets: Hands Carpets. Delhi
Outdoor Furniture: IDUS Furniture Store, Delhi
Lighting and Artwork: IDUS Furniture Store, Delhi

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