RAJEEV AGARWAL

RAJEEV AGARWAL

RAJEEV AGARWAL

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Farmhouse at Neemrana, Rajasthan

The farmhouse with a footprint of less than 2% of the overall site sits in the midst of a cultivated farmland of 3 acre.The house is a ‘modernist’ rectangle, inspired by the ‘Philip Johnson glass house’. The plan takes the rectangle and expands it to include deep overhangs all around to shade the external glass skin from the harsh summer sun. Strict orthogonal geometry is used and a pre-fabricated steel construction was employed to achieve a lightness of structure. The internal walls comprise of raw random rubble masonry from the nearby hills. The steel is left raw. The entire house is sunk by two feet, thus the sliding glass panels start at two feet sill level from inside and floor level from outside and go upto roof level. The house, thus, floats on its plinth when viewed externally, the glass walls disappearing visually.