Are you aware of cohousing? So, the multigenerational house planning for different age group people is residing in that house. We are here seeing a Cube house plan that workout as a multigenerational house design segment. Also, a multi-generation house conceived and manifested as a blend of modern aspirations of traditional values of its inhabitants. This house is located within a dense urban fabric of a residential colony, the site demanded careful consideration of the house massing to maintain its privacy and openness.
The Cube – A Multigenerational House Architecture
The modern multi-generational home design concept
The physical form of the latest cube house as its name suggests is integrating and articulating within a single cubic volume leaving one-third of the land open for landscaping.
The cube house design components also gather to this inherent geometry at various scales while following disciplines of climatic design.
The form cascades down towards the north and the east resulting into stepping terraces maximizing natural daylight.
Complementing these terraces are the raised blocks on the south and the west which keeps the terraces in the shade.
Such an arrangement multigenerational house plans allow the house to open itself towards its landscaped areas offering green vistas from the internal spaces.
Facts file of multigenerational residence
- Architects: Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio
- Location: Ahmedabad, India
- Lead Architects: Ujjaval Parekh (Principal Architect), Bhairavi Dhoot (Principal Architect), Krunal Mistry (Senior Architect), Meel Panchal (Architect), Shruti Talsania (Architect)
- Structure Design: Innovative Designs, Rutvik Dave, Ahmedabad
- Landscape Design: Green Pastels, Brinda Pancholi, Ahmedabad
- Plumbing Consultant: Chetan Vyas, Ahmedabad Area: 710.0 m2
- Project: the Year 2018
- Photographs: Krunal Mistry
- Manufacturers: Hybec, Chickoo Stone
The philosophy behind the multi-generational architecture
The multigenerational residence edifices multiple living areas, five bedrooms and an entertainment zone with a home theatre, gym, and a spa.
The heart of the house is the double volume family space attached to an intimate open courtyard. The transparent nature of the courtyard allows unobstructed visual connections across its large floor plate.
The staircase and the lift shaft segregate the private bedroom spaces, social living and recreational lifestyle spaces across all floors. Hence the staircase plays a pivotal role in the overall movement of the house.
Enhancing the staircase is the interactive and dynamic screen bringing joy to the stair users. This rotating timber planked screen veils the staircase and forms a tall backdrop for the double volume family space.
Each bedroom relishes an extended open or semi-open space in the form of a terrace or a balcony enhancing the experience of the space and the cross ventilation within the rooms.
Keyspaces of cohousing
One of the key outdoor space is the ‘den’.
A space conceived for the youngest generation of the family on the second floor for informal outdoor activities.
An extension to the gym, the ‘den’ is wrapped by the mild steel trellis that filters the sunlight creating an interesting play of shadows depending on the sun path.
The trellis turns and meets the floor in continuity and defines the volume of the den. It sits as a crown over the house.
Its visual presence changes from being a heavy mass as perceived from the street level to a transparent membrane from the neighboring terraces.
Modern multigenerational house plans details
So, what do you think about this multigenerational house design? We are quite surprised with some unique characteristic like an outdoor den, staircase with wooden plank screen backdrop, central courtyard, etc. What part of multigenerational cube house design do you like most? How to live in a multi generational home? Express your thought and stay tuned with us for regular updates on latest house designs.