ABRD has designed a guest house using natural tones and exposed brickwork for the Center for Human Genetics in Bangalore, India.
This building, imagined as dispersed group of rooms in a garden setting, are connected by open corridors and bridges, providing a relief from the sterile and closed laboratory environment, where researchers spend majority of their day.
The building expresses a sense of calm and serenity combined with light, shadow and natural ventilation. The residential units are distributed around the central green courtyard and balconies overlooking the exterior landscape, which strike a balance between private living and community interaction.
Distinct materials on the facade, floating plinth, and metal trellis skin on staircases result in the intimate scale of the building.
Project: Guest House to Center for Human Genetics