Land allotted for the construction of this one-story cottage has a size of 27 by 35 feet (about 8 × 11 meters), which determined the shape of the building plan.
On three sides - north, south and west, wall to wall, located neighboring houses. Thus, the cottage can have only one facade facing east and privacy of the tenants is a big question.
The cottage has to meet the following requirements:
- One storey building with a usable roof;
- Living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and one washroom are needed;
- Simple architectural forms.
The main feature of the cottage is a system of its natural lighting.There are few rooms with blind outer walls (one of the bedrooms, kitchen and washroom). These rooms have internal windows which look out into space, illuminated from above through the stairwell. Also through the stairwell dining area is lited.Thus, the required quality of insolation has been achieved without violating the privacy of tenants.
Location: New Delhi, India