Zen Spaces Home, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Zen Spaces Home, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Zen Spaces House in Jaipur, Rajasthan Luxury Interior Design, Jodhpur Building, Indian House, Architectural Images

November 20, 2023

Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, western India

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Photos: Mr. Dinesh Mehta

Zen Spaces, India

Presented by Sanjay Puri Architects Zen spaces, a 4-storey house of 27,000 sq. ft. located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Blurring the lines between inside and outside, Zen Spaces integrate with the existing landscape, screening and allowing filtered light in different ways within each space, infusing volumes with light and shadows to shift differently at different times.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Situated on a relatively large plot of land, with an existing house on the south side, the clients wanted a new home as the family had grown. Keeping most of the existing garden as a shared space for both houses, the new house was built at the northernmost end, with roads on 3 sides. All existing trees on the site were retained, with the new house remaining in the clear space between them.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur

The house is a composition of cubic volumes interspersed with an open courtyard, built on 4 levels to accommodate three generations living together.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, India

The underground floor, naturally lit by a sunken courtyard, houses a large lounge, gym and service areas. The ground floor and first floor contain living and dining spaces, and three bedrooms and a small lounge are located on each floor. The second floor has a multi-purpose room that opens onto a large north-facing terrace.

The spine inside the house revolves around the courtyard, allowing visual connection to the natural spaces while moving inside the house.

Zen Spaces House Rajasthan

Every part of the house is naturally lit, with diffused indirect sunlight filtering through the interior. Jaipur city has 8 months of summer with temperatures above 35°C, and 4 months of winter with average temperatures between 12-21°C.

Zen Spaces House Rajasthan

The house is interspersed with a winter deck on the south side facing the large garden and a longitudinal summer deck facing the main living and dining spaces at the north end. The two floors provide sheltered outdoor seating, which can be used year-round for family gatherings.

In addition, each room opens onto its own outdoor deck, balcony or terrace, creating individual open spaces for everyone in the house. These exterior surfaces act as a shelter from excess heat in the summer months, while keeping interior spaces cool. The summer decks overlook the large garden, while the winter decks overlook the large trees, with each of the individual floors of the room opening onto a mixture of bamboo and other trees.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur

To reduce heat gain in the summer months, and to provide privacy and reduce noise from the arterial road of the house facades at the same time, a series of GFRC screens cover the east, west and south sides, with the north side being more open. These screens refer to the stone screens of the traditional architecture of Jaipur and Rajasthan.

The house has a simple RCC frame structure, with all walls made of fly ash bricks, including water recycling, rainwater harvesting, and a solar water heating system. The house was built by local contract workers from the surrounding area, and most of the materials used in its construction were purchased within a 100-kilometre radius. Every part of the house is naturally ventilated, and the courtyard contributes to passive cooling.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur

The interior palette is mostly neutral in shades of grey, with artistic accents and furniture. 80% of the furniture is custom-crafted on site by local carpenters, and is made from Endwood, an environmentally friendly alternative to rice husk wood. Limestone plaster from local craftsmen is used on all walls, reducing the use of cement to a minimum.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur

In most areas of the house, the ceiling is left as exposed concrete. A small prayer room forms a focal point along the spine of the circulatory system. This room, called the ‘Puja room’, is a small temple inside the house, and an essential part of most Indian homes. Since all Hindu temples have a bell at the entrance, the home’s prayer room is decorated with a series of small bells in concentric circles of decreasing height, forming a dome shape that echoes the traditional temple.

There are varying degrees of transparency throughout the interior spaces, where the living, lounge, dining, outdoor and circulation spaces are all seamlessly integrated. The spaces are visible to an extent that allows for a more spatial experience, while at the same time enjoying privacy. At night, the house is illuminated in sections, displaying its solid and perforated volumes juxtaposed together in a sculptural way. The design of the house with its courtyard, screens, indirect natural light and complete natural ventilation makes it very energy efficient.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, India

Given the location of the site and the climate of the area, Zen Spaces is a home that offers different experiences in each of its parts, seamlessly interspersed with nature.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, India

Zen Spaces House in Jaipur, Rajasthan – building information

Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Client Name: Ms. Shipra Goyal (email protected)
Location Address: 303, Avadh Queens Road, Vaishali Nagar, Rajasthan, Jaipur-302021, India
Start date: May 2020
Completion date: November 2023
Total floor area: 27,000 square feet
Cost: 1 801 500 USD

Principal Architect: Arch. Sanjay Puri
Participating Architects: Arch.Madhavi Belsare, Arch.Ishveen Bhasin
Design Team: Arjun Gupta, Viba Machines

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, Rajasthan

About Sanjay Puri Architects
Sanjay Puri Architects is listed in Archdaily’s Top 100 Architects Worldwide and in Western Australia’s Top 100 Architectural Firms, as well as Architizer New York’s Top 130 Architectural Firms in the World.

The company has won the CDA Award 2023 for Best Residential Project in the World in Paris, the LOOP Design Awards for Best Large Architectural Firm, Best Housing Project Worldwide at the World Architecture Festival, Lisbon 2022, the LEAF Awards in London, and Best Interior Project 2021. With more than 360 awards. Including 270 international design awards.

With founding partners Sanjay Puri and Neena Puri, the firm has won architectural projects in Australia, Spain, Montenegro, UAE, Oman and Dallas (USA). In addition, they are currently involved in designing projects in 36 Indian cities.

Sanjay was a member of the jury of the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, ​​Singapore, Berlin, Amsterdam and Lisbon as the first Indian architect. He has also served as a judge at the Architectural Review Awards, UK, Dezeen Awards, UK, Plan Awards, Italy, Inde Awards, Australia, and has been a speaker at numerous international and national conferences.

Sanjay is a registered member of RIBA, UK, Society of Registered American Architects (SARA, New York), Indian Institute of Architecture (IIA), and Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID). He has also been part of the Heritage Conservation Committee in New Delhi.

With a current strength of 90, the core of the firm’s design philosophy embraces cutting-edge design solutions that are contextual and sustainable, resulting in spaces that explore spatial perceptions with new design trends.

Zen Spaces House, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Photography: Mr. Dinesh Mehta

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