TechnoArchitecture coalesces verdure and earthy elements to envelop the Garden City’s Far Site abode

JUN 23, 2021 | By Vedika Nair
An exposed cement finished staircase is seen in the living room along with Fama and Koinor seater by Simply Sofa, table from Tile Italia and artefacts by Curio Casa. A carpet from Jaipur Rugs complements the Hunter Douglas blinds; Photographs by Shamanth Patil
The main bathroom features Grey timber finish vitrified tiles from Italy by Aaren Intpro, artwork by Montage, sanitary fixtures from Grohe India and accessories from Curio Casa; Photographs by Shamanth Patil
Saba Italia chairs by Ventura Gallery are paired with a carpet from Jaipur Rugs, table from Tile Italia, furnishing from Fabindia and lights from The Purple Turtles; Photographs by Shamanth Patil
P3 Architecture Solutions' Ethimo chairs and table grace this space along with a carpet from Fabindia and decorative elements from Bali; Photographs by Shamanth Patil

“God lies in the details,” shares principal architect Rajesh Shivaram of Bengaluru based TechnoArchitecture, as he walks us through the Far Site home. This 7,000 sq ft brickly affair is located in Malleshwaram, one of the oldest areas of the city, surrounded by beautiful trees.

With a concept that focused on minimalist design, a muted palette and a love for nature, Shivaram fashioned this home with spatial sequencing, framing of views to control the light—creating an array of atmospheres and experiences throughout and also weaved in the important principles of Vaastu.

Earthy materials like natural clay bricks, clay perforations, stone floors and wood fenestrations lend character to the home and add a sense of warmth. Not only do these elements blend with nature, but they complement the home’s colour scheme which is a bouquet of neutral tones.

The waterbody in the foyer adds a tropic element along with decorative features from Bali; Photographs by Shamanth Patil

As a result of a harmonic set of volumes intertwined with each other, the home produces a mosaic of light and shadow, transparency and opacity, where the indoor and outdoor spaces come together as one.

This shot of the living room gives us a peek into the elevation and also seen is a table from Tile Italia; Photographs by Shamanth Patil

The stilt floor houses a car park, foyer, guest bedroom and other service areas, while the ground floor features the living, dining, kitchen, prayer room, main bedroom and sit-outs.

A lamp from The Purple Turtles sits in the living room with seaters from Simply Sofa, artefacts from Curio Casa and a carpet from Jaipur Rugs; Photographs by Shamanth Patil

A private main bedroom is seen on the first floor along with the kids’ bedroom, family area and private balconies. “The house is a metaphor for a garden,” says Shivram, adding, “Integrating the various landscaped balconies with the existing tree on the street was the most challenging part so as to look less and make sure the tree became an integral part of the whole concept.”

The sit out features furnishing from P3 Architectural Solution; Photographs by Shamanth Patil

One half of the second floor is home to a multipurpose room that opens into a terrace garden, offering you a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape. Far Site House’s design is based on five principles—simplicity, harmony, authenticity, connection and detail.

Exposed brick by Bangalore Tile company covers the home’s facade; Photographs by Shamanth Patil

A walk through this warm, serene abode and we can’t help but love the intricate elements coupled with a natural palette. “TechnoArchitecture always firmly believes in experimenting with its concepts to suit different projects and the client’s lifestyle. Respect for nature, making the built environment more sustainable, love towards the natural materials drives the firm’s vision,” concludes Shivaram.

Scroll to see more images from the Far Site home in Bengaluru…

The living room balcony features Italian beige marble by Marble Center International and lights from The Purple Turtles; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


Interesting earthy-hued details in the balcony are paired with splash of greens; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


Chairs from Saba Italia by Ventura Gallery is seen in this space; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


The family area features accessories from The Purple Turtles, elements from Bali and a Saba Italia chair from Ventura Gallery; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


A shot of the living room features seaters from Simply Sofa and ample verdure; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


A clay jaali by Bangalore Tile company complements the exposed cement finished staircase; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


Burma Teak wood by Cauvery Timbers and Sira stone complement the exposed brick facade; Photographs by Shamanth Patil


A Tonin Casa dining table by Simply Sofa is seen behind the staircase. On the top an artwork by Montage is visible; Photographs by Shamanth Patil