The vertical axis holds the entrance and is mostly transparent, allowing visual connection within the house up to the backyard. The horizontal axis holds the circulation, with the staircase acting almost as an amphitheatre overlooking the courtyard.
The functions are divided as per floor, ground for public spaces, first for couples and second for children.
Ground floor holds the living spaces, a courtyard with a water body, a guest bedroom, kitchen and dining spaces, central lobby and staircase.
The first floor holds two bedrooms for the couples with their respective toilets and dressing areaas.
These bedrooms overlook the central space with operable shutters almost like ‘jharokhas’ in the ancient Indian ‘Havelis’.
The second floor holds two bedrooms, one for 2 boys and one for 3 girls, each having its own terrace garden.
The idea was to create an almost segregated private zone for the youngsters. Also, the interaction of these rooms to the outdoors is to the terrace gardens instead of opening to the road and views to a school building at the front and houses at the rear.