Architecture of this residence is process driven and not style drive. Well informed about architecture and engineering, the client, Mr. Kamalbhai Mistry, a mechanical engineer and owner of illustrious company making machines for diamond industries, desired a house made primarily from metal to reflect his love for his work. With the thought of a metal house, the concepts of long span, light weight, complex form and fast construction came on board. An in-depth analysis of external temperature, humidity, solar radiation, cloud cover and wind pattern moulds the form of the residence. Devoid of dividing partition walls, the fluid spaces on ground floor have a sensorial segregation of public, private and semi-private zones through modulations in outer envelope along with the bespoke sculptural entrance vestibule. The much coveted greenery is designed into various pockets of spaces around the house.
There is a bridge and valley experience at the entrance, sunken court and stepped garden at ground floor bedroom and walkable green roof with varying slopes. This roof technically acts as a thermal insulation, lowering the overall temperature of the interiors, while functionally it is apt for social gatherings. An exulting combination of art and engineering, the facade geometry is inspired from the hexagonal patterns exhibited in nature such as honeycomb, diamonds and flowers.
Analysed as per the structure, function and mechanism, its design is based on structural strength, transformability and bio mimicry. The unique opening mechanism of the facade positions as per the requirements of quality of light exposure and thermal comfort levels inside the house. Watches, which display material diversity, intricate engineering and reliable automation and mechanism, served as an inspiration. All its parts are individual but function as one cohesive unit which allures emotional attachment for its owner. Similarly this residence is an assemblage of metal powder coated stainless steel, mild steel, wood, natural stone and glass conjuring into a piece of architecture which combines engineering, aesthetics and nature in a single string to reflect the identity of the owner.