HOUSE OF VOIDS
Project Type: Private Residence
Size: 3400 sqft
Status: Completed in 2020
The House of Voids is nestled in an upcoming township in the city of Amritsar. The plot is narrow and deep, bounded by residential buildings on three sides while facing a beautiful park on one edge.
A combination of passive design techniques has been used to make the enclosed spaces comfortable and open to the elements of nature. From the outside, the mass of the home is solid and unassuming, giving almost no hint of the vibrant interior. The entire mass is punctured with green spaces and courtyards, which become necessary voids allowing porosity between the interior and exterior spaces – blurring the line between the two. This, coupled with the tall clerestory windows, allow natural light to filter through both storeys. Brick, stone, concrete, and wood are juxtaposed throughout the home in different ways to create a sense of raw richness that is tactile and present. Light and proportion bring contrast to the spaces that begin to create warmth and timelessness that the family can identify with over the years.