Veena Villa
2012
Bangalore, India

The Veena house in Bangalore is based on the traditional Rangoli patterns which are enshrined in domestic Hindu rituals.
The main idea is a ‘rotated Rangoli’ pattern which forms the three dimensional volume of the house and adjoining landscape.
The scheme is mainly on ground and first floor levels and has the same layout as the garden house although the second floor is partially occupied by a gym and studio space.
The house is sculptural in outward appearance with the building form further expressed through alternate approaches to the building's cladding.
Cladding could be a mix of opaque surfaces, vertical or horizontal louvres or screens with Rangoli patterns.