The Garden Roof Parasol / Harsh Vardhan Jain Architect


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© Nakul Jain
  • Architects: Harsh Vardhan Jain Architect
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Principal Architect: Harsh Vardhan Jain
  • Lead Architect: Anahita Fotedar
  • Design Team: Aanchal Sawhney, Audarya Bansal, Pratibha Singh
  • Area: 1800.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Nakul Jain, Niveditaa Gupta

© Nakul Jain

© Nakul Jain

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located on an urban fringe between the urban village and planned settlement of the South-East New Delhi area. The idea was to create a space that acts like an oasis in the derelict landscape.


© Nakul Jain

© Nakul Jain

The approach was to create a space for a newly wedded couple. The existing building structure provided us with a stair, a room and a courtyard in between. The concept was to create an overarching roof over the undulations of the existing structure therefore providing us with a unified space and a double height volume.


Plan

Plan

The structure is a simple prefabricated frame that is expressed on the façade and gave us the flexibility to sculpt the interior volume. The nature of construction was such that steel was the relevant choice in contrast to the conventional ways of brick and mortar.


© Niveditaa Gupta

© Niveditaa Gupta


© Niveditaa Gupta

© Niveditaa Gupta

In the interiors you can find how the stair creates a perch like condition, overlooking the larger space. The access to the perch is a piece of furniture that doubles up as a tv console and storage.


© Nakul Jain

© Nakul Jain

Section

Section

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© Nakul Jain

Delhi presents itself as a low-rise, high density city with very few public green spaces, but the flat terraces provided us with an opportunity as a way of creating courts which are greening the city.


© Nakul Jain

© Nakul Jain