The King’s House occupies a strategic location in the heart of Bangalore city. The challenge was to capitalize on the potential of the site without compromising on the existing green cover. Solar studies and simulations were used to generate data regarding day lighting, shadow analysis, rainfall pattern and shading systems. The building functions as a selective environmental filter, enhancing the best components of the regional climate to address heating, cooling and ventilation needs of the interiors.
The project houses 7 Sky residences with areas ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 sqft individually. The design expressed here is spread over an area of 20,000 sqft layered in two floors and is designed more like a Holiday home.
The two floors are functioned for different purposes and are connected internally through a private elevator. The lower floor is designed as a social space consisting of entertainment zones and the upper floor is treated as a personal/family space. The overall concept for the home on both the levels is a fresh and contemporary design approach.
The entrance lobby at the lower floor has a seating that is continuous and fluidically designed, setting the tempo for all the connected spaces further on. This lobby is continuous with a pebbled sculpture court having two stunning peacock sculptures that hold the entire design experience together. The common lobby is visually buffered with dynamically designed vertical fins that hold the Master Kitchen and the family dining area on the other side. The space follows the design language from the entrance lobby and houses a monolithic surface becoming the island kitchen counter and the dining table. The dining area connects to the formal living area with a large formal seating space and a lounge space having a pool table. The living is also connected to the 14 seater dining area with fabrics and light fixtures that add colour and vigor and the dynamically design bar counter and wine cellar with a LCD projection on the wall that can be enjoyed from all the living and the lounging areas. This floor also has one of the Master bedrooms with its connected dresser, bathroom and private entertainment space.
The upper floor is welcomed by an 8ft high wooden eagle sculpture from the owners collection displayed at the entrance connected with a waiting lobby. The entrance on one side connects with the rest of home and with the personal library/study on the other. The library is designed with dark wood in fluted patterns as wall paneling that flow down to form the working desk. The entrance further connects with the family dining area opening into the home theatre consisting a 10ft wide projection screen connected with the personal gymnasium. This level has the second Master bedroom and two guest bedrooms each of them connected with individual walk-in dressers and bathroom areas. One of the guest bedrooms is designed as an urban studio with exposed concrete finishes and rugged light fixtures with colours from the fabrics and rugs. The other rooms are designed with interesting wall coverings, wooden wall panels and rugs adding dimension to the space.