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Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow

India Architecture News - Nov 28, 2020 - 14:14   3767 views


The view from the entrance

Award-winning architectural design firm Abin Design Studio joins hands to make another remarkable design in West Bengal. Their out of the box design approach has won them many recognitions since their inception.

The House of Sweeping Shadow explores the idea of identity through interstitial space in post-construction architecture. The client exposed to a new visual culture, came to the studio wanting a contemporary manifestation for his next house. 

Abin Chaudhuri, founder and principal of Abin Design Studio, previously spoke to WAC's India Reporter Rupsha Chakraborty in an exclusive video interview. Watch WAC's video interview on our Videos page.

Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow

The in-house pool

The challenge -  the house was already half-built. Decks were added to increase floor area and introduce the concept of semi-open space. It was wrapped with an MS screen. Designed as a curved, louvered surface, the crafted metal facade casts mesmerizing shadows in the interior spaces. There is a soft play of light and shade as the sun moves across the horizon through the day. Rectilinear punctuations along the curve, crafted as this lamina surfaces using sheet metal, strategically open out the spaces to the idyllic views outside.

Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow

The light seeping inside the house from the louvre


Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow

Natural light seeping in

Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow

The view from the lobby overlooking the garden

The sunken sit-out is contrastingly rendered in pigmented concrete complemented with views of the pool, verdant plant-beds, and the aviary.

Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow


The view of the pool from the house

Award-winning design firm ADS Presents The House of Seeping Shadow

The steps leading to the den

The combination of masses of varied scales, bold metal facade with the soft verdant landscape, and the dark hues complementing the open skies over the reflective water body make for a serene, modern extension to the client's residence.

Project facts

Project: House of Sweeping Shadows

Location: Bansberia, West Bengal

Area: 1,960 SQFT

Status: October 2018

Interior Design, Landscape & Installation: Abin Design Studio

Principal Designer: Abin Chaudhuri, founder and principal architect of Abin Design Studio

Design Team: Abin Chaudhuri, Samya Ghatak

Write-up Brief: Abin Design Studio

All the images courtesy of Abin Design Studio, Kolkata, India

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