Curves are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and sustainable. In this blog post, we will show you how we used curves in one of our recent projects in Chikkaballapur, a Bali themed community that offers a tropical escape from the city life.
Our client wanted a villa that would blend in with the natural environment and create a relaxing atmosphere. We decided to use curved stone walls to create a contrast between the straight lines of the building and the organic shapes of the landscape. The curved walls also help to reduce the visual impact of the toilets and utility areas, which are usually considered as unsightly elements in a design. By curving the walls, we were also able to blend it well with the landscape.
The interior of the villa is based on the concept of different volumes for different functions. Each room has different heights, depending on its purpose and orientation. The living room, for example, has a high sloped roof and large windows that overlooks the pool to give a feeling of being immersed in water. The bedrooms, on the other hand, have lower sloped roof oriented perpendicular to the living. Lastly the dining and kitchen have a flat ceiling which acts as a transition from high ceiling of the living.
The pool is the focal point of the villa, as it connects all the rooms and creates a sense of continuity. The pool has a curved shape to contrast the straight edges of the wall. The pool is not only a place for swimming and relaxing, but also a place for socializing and entertaining.
Curves are amazing, don't you think? They can make a building look alive, dynamic, and organic. They can also harmonize with the natural surroundings and create a sense of flow and balance. That's why we love using curves in our architectural designs.
Nayana is an intern at Studio Verge who views traditional construction as an artistic composition of natural materials portrayed by craftsmanship of masons.