Excerpt: Wilasa is a luxurious villa designed by Int-Hab Architecture+Design Studio on a small plot of 4800 sq. ft, with the built space spanning across half the site and the other half well utilized for landscape design. The house is divided into four floors with a focus on spatial planning. The Ground Floor houses the most public functions like office & Parking, while the first floor houses semi-public functions like Living, Dining & Kitchen.
[Text as submitted by architect] Wilasa is a luxurious villa designed on a plot size of 80 x 60 ft, with the built space spanning across half the site and the other half well utilized for landscape design.
Planning: The house is divided into four floors with a focus on spatial planning. The ground level contains office space, a parking area, and a multi-purpose space, along with a kitchen designed to transition seamlessly into the garden space.
The first floor is dedicated to the family, with all semi-public spaces like the kitchen, dining, and living spaces located there. The second floor is designed to be completely private, with the bedrooms located there. The stairs continue up to a third floor that provides access to the entertainment zone, which houses a home theater, a gym, and a roof garden.
Sections have been kept simple across floors. Upper floors have been designed to accommodate large open spaces to ensure a proper daylighting.
The addition of skylights and double-height spaces makes the interiors more stylish with a hint of sophistication. It also ensures that each space receives ample amounts of light and ventilation.
Highlights and Materials used: The terrace roof is one of the highlights of the building; it has a fluidic design with the primary element being steel.
The facade design is minimalistic, with plaster-finish horizontal grooves incorporated along with vertical wooden slats to give a modern look to the built form. The voids within the built form lend it character in the form of fenestration and accommodate features that are both aesthetic and functional.