TEJ House by Neogenesis + Studi0261 achieves a striking contemporary expression with conventional, locally available materials

TEJ House by Neogenesis + Studi0261 achieves a striking contemporary expression with conventional, locally available materials

28 Jan 2022 News

On the urban fringes of Surat City (India), the 1600 square foot TEG House by Neogenesis + Studi0261 achieves a contemporary expression with clever use of conventional, locally available materials. 

The fishy project-Ishita Sitwala

The building comprises three distinct blocks that vary in dimension but are connected and architecturally unified by a common plinth and parabolic roof. The result is a monolithic elevation expression that nevertheless still affords functional separation of uses. One block contains a home theatre and family area, the second and central block the living spaces, and finally utilitarian spaces in the third block. 

The fishy project-Ishita Sitwala

By minimizing openings to the west and maximizing eastern openings, the home is flooded with morning sunlight.

Local materials play a vital role in the architectural expression of the home with the minimal material palette featuring concrete, fly ash bricks and metal. A mixture of black cotton soil and fly ash was used for the bricks, which were produced at a site nearby. 

The fishy project-Ishita Sitwala

The impressive parabolic roof is supported by a metal frame while the interior floor is finished with IPS. The result is a low maintenance house that feels grounded in the site. 

The fishy project-Ishita Sitwala
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