The Usine Studio led by the young duo Yatin and Jiten, have designed the Kabir house. They have gently merged the house with the landscape, creating a much valued feeling of serenity, and a tranquil amalgamation with nature. The spaces are arranged along the periphery walls that define and support the structures of the house.
Concrete slabs, stone walls and wood are used to construct the buildings, while the walls and the floor nearing the garden are given a matte finish, to mimic the dry grasses of the summer, setting the buildings into the landscape.Simple proportions and feeling of abundance of space was created by a vivid juxtaposition of masses.
A water body and abstraction of Zen gardens with a concrete bench at the entrance establishes the mood of the visitor on entering the house. By enveloping the pooja space, the water body directs and binds one with the divine. In the foyer a geometrical metamorphosis of a rectangular shape is designed as a screen to get an indirect vision.
A minimalistic and sleek – open wooden staircase with a metal base leads from the ground floor to the first landing. Overall the entire space is designed to engulf nature into it and is a celebration for living in it as well.
Text Compiled By Anindita Ganguly