Maayer Anchol Residence / INDESOL Architects + Neoformation Architects

Architects: INDESOL Architects, Neoformation Architects
Area: 12,285 m²
Year: 2022
Photographs: Asif Salman
Manufacturers: DBL Ceramics, Light scope, Mirpur Ceramics, PMG, RAK, Shamim Engineering, Trade Excel
Lead Architects: Afsana Luqman, Khalid Ahmed Khan
Construction: NSL [Next Spaces Limited]
Structure Engineers: ESI
Landscape Designers: INDESOL architects
Interior Designers: INDESOL architects
Electrical Engineers: JRC
Associate Architect: Khairul Anam Apu
Project Engineer: Bhabesh Chandra Sarkar
Electrical Engineer: Jahid Hasan
Site Engineer: Juwel Rana
Plumbing: Bhabesh Chandra Sarkar
Site Supervisor: Mominul Islam
City: Dhaka
Country: Bangladesh

The “Maayer Anchol” project by INDESOL and Neoformation architects exemplifies a profound connection to cultural heritage through architectural design. This residential venture, located in a rural setting near Dhaka, Bangladesh, expands an ancestral home into a contemporary family complex for six brothers. The design intricately integrates new structures with the original home, reflecting respect for tradition through modern architectural practices. The use of local materials and sustainable design principles underscores a commitment to ecological and cultural sustainability, ensuring that the house remains deeply rooted in its community and landscape.

Maayer anchol residence / indesol architects + neoformation architects

The project “Maayer Anchol” aimed to design a village home that extends from the original dwelling constructed by the family’s matriarch 35 years ago. The architects designed the new structure to harmonize with the existing rural landscape, featuring a series of modest tin-roofed cottages. A key challenge was integrating this extension in a way that complements the existing architecture, thus preserving the home’s dignity and cultural essence.

Maayer anchol residence / indesol architects + neoformation architects

The layout of the new structure was conceived around a central courtyard. This organization of space—from formal to private—around the courtyard allows for a dynamic flow through verandahs and corridors. Such an arrangement offers an engagement with the outdoor environment while ensuring privacy for each area.

The design facilitates a smooth transition between various spatial experiences: from outdoors to indoors, to semi-outdoors, and finally to the open terraces that merge into verdant gardens. These transitions culminate in the original courtyard, creating a cohesive visual and functional dialogue among the spaces.

Attention to environmental considerations is evident in the design. Features like projected roofs and strategically placed corridors mitigate the effects of direct sunlight and rain, enhancing indoor comfort. Variable apertures optimize natural light and ventilation, adapting to different weather conditions.

The structural elements include an RCC frame with columns on isolated footings and roofs constructed with MS hollow box truss systems to support clay tiles. The building prominently features exposed brick masonry and locally sourced matt-finished ceramic tiles, maintaining a raw aesthetic. Aluminum windows and teak wood doors integrate durability with design.

The spatial configuration supports the tradition of social gatherings, reminiscent of the original home’s role as a hub for family and community events. This continuity is further expressed through the design of semi-open outdoor spaces and custom furniture, drawing inspiration from the family’s historical use of the space.

Maayer anchol residence / indesol architects + neoformation architects
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Address: Dhaka, Bangladesh

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