Positioned in the coastal town of Alibaug, around Mumbai, the House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Layout Associates is a undertaking that explores concrete in all its aspects together with its use in preparing, development, the structural structure, product use, expert services, and mild. The property is for a graduate of MIT with a progressive outlook and mind-set towards innovation
At the outset of the layout, it was resolved to situate the household so as not to disturb the trees on site. This resulted in the meandering, fragmented type of the property.
Prepared as a large studio space with just a person bed room for the couple, two guest rooms are stacked in a independent making as an annexe to the most important household and are divided by open courts. Big and column-totally free, a seamless flat concrete ceiling generates a perception of quantity.
With walls ranging amongst 450mm and 1000mm thick, an energetic cooling system is inspired by an historical approach of capturing great breezes, taking advantage of the thick partitions by carving out modest ducts to have, awesome, and flow into air by means of the quantity of the property.
The thick concrete walls are designed of debris from the website, lessening the project’s substance use. Debris includes stone chips, damaged bricks, and waste stone. The tactile partitions are cast in a number of different methods which includes waterjet, solid-in-put and form complete with pigments.
Floors are made by recycling waste stone pieces in concrete terrazzo. Black, white, and pink stone and distinctive broken ceramic tile chips are utilised in distinct spots to create a big artwork feature on the floor.
Lastly, mild plays an critical part with many skylights that literally ‘play’ with the light-weight.