In Mangaluru’s hilly terrain, sits a 6,534 sq.ft. plot that an architect wishes to share with his and his sister’s family, and connect to his roots. To cater to his and his sister’s different lifestyles and requirements, the architect decides to split the plot into two different homes. While the two homes share similar principles and are strategically designed to appear whole at first glance, they accommodate very distinct design typologies, that Buildofy is privileged to document through this film. This is how the Kannada term ‘Jodi Mane’ is coined, which translates to ‘pair of homes’. The first is a compact home resulting from the architect’s lifelong dream to live in one, as well as his parent’s minimal needs and conditions. It also houses a small studio on the upper floor that can be accessed from the rear path, thanks to the site’s sloped terrain. A bright lightweight central staircase that ties the unit together is a major highlight of this home, along with indoor fenestrations. The second is a luxury home resulting from the sister’s family requirements as well as additional recreational programs. The base layout is repeated and the additional trapezoidal space available on-site fits the living room, library, and gym on each floor. The usage of materials and the large library space overlooking the context are some highlights of this home.
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