This is a project by Ashwin Architects and it is located at Raja Farms, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Project's program: Conversion of unused chicken shed into a bachelor residence. There are fifteen images for Sharan House.
Chicken coop to a human coupe:
The design brief was to convert an old disused chicken shed into a bachelor residence. The industrial nature of the building complete with the trusswork and sheet roofing was to be retained and construction was to be kept to a minimum.
The free-standing black wall was the only major construction which divides the living and the bedroom area offering a sense of privacy.
Most of the elements were salvaged, such as the wood pergolas from packing crates, the steel supports from scrapyards and the bathroom tiles were “rejects” as they were not of uniform colour and size.
The bathroom is clad with rough granite on the wall and it continuous onto the floor keeping in line with “industrial” nature. The kitchen counter is made of toughened glass with steel supports to add to the “solidity”. The kitchen glass counter extends out to create a small dining.
The house being a whole of 800 sft is totally lit with 33 LED’s consuming electricity equivalent to 2 of 40w incandescent bulbs. Light reflectors made of sheet metal and finished in metallic reflective paints were designed to add to the ambience of the house. The lights were grouped in such a way that different parts of the house could be lit depending on which part was occupied.
Minimal furniture almost bordering on the “spartan” provides for a clean, smooth & uncluttered space.