The client’s brief for this project called for the articulation of the terrace of an apartment into a service area and a recreation space, the one defining demand being that the client is able to ‘see the sky at all times’. The design exercise, therefore, treated the terrace to be a floor plane with the sky as its roof.
The first level accommodates a generic open space and the service area. A mix of translucent and transparent polycarbonate sheets used as wall and roof panels work to conceal the services in their space and open up other portions as required. Light fixtures inset within the roof panels produce a diffused moonlit effect during the night and transform the terrace into an intimate party space.
The 2nd level incorporates a basketball ring and the access is through a spiral staircase cast on site. The 3rd level works as an amateur star gazing platform. On these two levels, chain link fences simultaneously define the enclosure and openness.
|Typology||Utilities / Recreation|
|Design Team||Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Prem Balasubramaniam|