in kaladham, india’s first government-backed art colony, anagram architects has designed a home/studio for artist anita dube. rather than an introverted ‘cave’, dube — whose multi-media work is often politically charged — sought an extroverted setting where her creative and domestic lives could co-exist and interact with the wider community. named ‘artrovert’, the scheme incorporates large durable workspaces that allow for immersive art experiences.

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
all images courtesy of anagram architects

 

 

above the studio’s ground floor, anagram architects has positioned a mezzanine that provides a vantage point to view and reflect on the large scale artworks. the uppermost storey — arranged around a generous terrace — has been designed as a two-room residence for artists, while a small ground floor dwelling at the rear houses the studio’s assistants. outside, a sloping lawn can accommodate public screenings and talks.

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
the entrance to the studio

 

 

internally, two bands of distressed concrete and ceramic mosaic define the various spaces across multiple levels. ‘form and materiality the form articulates the creation of space as an unraveling rather than as a construction, revealing as much as concealing,’ explain the architects. offering multiple views and a variety of perspectives, panels within the studio have been designed to swivel so that finished artwork can be rotated and presented publicly.

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
a mezzanine provides a vantage point to view and reflect on the large scale artworks

 

 

from an environmental perspective, the design team sought to make the dwelling as passive as possible. slits within the tall volumes allow hot air to escape, while heavy floor slabs and walls offer a high degree of thermal mass. during winter months, the low sun penetrates the south-west façade, warming the workspaces as well as the roof terrace. the swiveling panels double as louvers that let cooling monsoon breezes reduce humidity.

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
large durable workspaces allow for immersive experiences

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
bands of distressed concrete and ceramic mosaic define the various spaces

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
the dwelling is located in kaladham, india’s first government-backed art colony

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
the uppermost storey has been designed as a residence for guests

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
the scheme offers multiple views and a variety of perspectives

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
the upper level is arranged around a generous terrace

anagram-architects-artrovert-studio-house-greater-noida-india-designboom-02
a sloping lawn can accommodate public screenings and talks

 

 

project info:

 

name: artrovert: conversations in grey
architects: anagram architects
completed: september 2016
location: greater noida, uttar pradesh, india
site area: 300 sqm / 3,229 sqf
covered area: 280 sqm / 3,014 sqf

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news