MERAKI - My Relaxing Palace (Top 30)

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Competition Name
Student Name
Harshil Jain; Priyanshi Hiran
Archresource Farm - a -cation
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Competition Brief:
The competition aims to develop a strategy that not only serves for materialistic development but also looks into science and nature.
Narrative:
‘Meraki’, this term is often used for something which belongs to the Soul. As famously quoted, ‘Home is where the heart is’, houses have always been the peaceful place for the human soul. However, due to the hustle of city life, the interaction of the human soul and the house has gone for a toss. The intent of the design proposal of the
The farmhouse is to rejuvenate this interaction of the human soul and the house.
As a breakaway from the city life, the farmhouse has been proposed on the outskirts of the town of Malapurram in the state of Kerala. The design proposal intends to create a play of Active and Passive spaces to allow Public interaction and also give Privacy to the users to have an interaction with the soul. Timelessness has been
considered as the key intention of the design and the same has been tried to be achieved with the use of Light, Spaces and Volumes. Along with connecting spaces to nature, the design also intends to allow the users to pursue their hobbies and also develop new hobbies and interests.
Kerala being famous for its vernacular architecture style, the design utilises Brick and Concrete for the Farmhouse and Wattle and Daub technique for the Barns and
Temporary structures. Lastly, the entire moment and journey within the farmhouse has been proposed such that it leads to interaction with the soul.


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