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The Waterfall House in Jalandhar, Punjab, India by Space Race Architects

Inspired by the meditative forces of nature, the Waterfall house is a modern rendition of an urban sanctuary, and home to the Vashisht family in Jalandhar, Punjab. Designed by Indian architecture firm Space Race Architects.

Architect's statement: As one approaches the house, the exterior palette leaves a lasting impression. The facade is inspired by the rocky landscape and the snow-capped mountains of upper Himalayas. Dual waterfalls mark dual entrances into the house. Much like the origination point of a river from its glacier, the waterfalls translate into grand points of initiation into the house.

 

The Waterfall House in Jalandhar, Punjab, India by Space Race Architectsimage © Nakul Jain

The informal entry frames a view of a landscaped court just as one enters, blurring lines of separation between indoor and outdoor. The formal drawing room flanks the entrance. Adjoining it are a shoe change area and the powder room, acting as filters, trapping dust and dirt from entering the meditative space. By clever placement of an elevator and the staircase, the architects subtly segregate the formal and informal areas of the house, while maintaining an open floor plan. Further, the informal TV lounge separates as well as unites the 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. Meanwhile, a practical approach is taken for the kitchen, enclosing it in glass, catering to the requirements of Indian cooking while providing the visual connectivity of an open kitchen.

girl entering the house through a huge entrance door image © Nakul Jain

interior of the house made of stones image © Nakul Jain

The exterior stone cladding continues into the interior spaces as well, adding a sense of continuity between outside and inside. The play of light by a faceted mirror sculpture on the ceiling of the staircase enhances this illusion while evoking a feeling of transcendence as one ascends to the upper level. The tranquillity however does not come with the assumption of austerity. The needs of a modern lifestyle are met luxuriously through the modern features and technology infused into the functioning of the house. An example of this is the ‘Magic Mirror’ in the bathroom that doubles as a television. It makes for an exciting feature for children, adults and guests alike.

the house exterior facade made with stone image © Nakul Jain

A gradual hierarchy from public to semi-public to private spaces is felt through the house. The experience of walking through these spaces is akin to retreating from the outside world into your own sanctum sanctorum. The sound of running water, the natural stone finishes, the tranquil views of landscapes greens, the sculptural birds - all ameliorate the experience of the waterfall house. Moreover, Vastu Shastra compliance adds to the spiritual vibes of the house. If bedrooms are the places of rest, the washrooms are the true spaces of private indulgence, where one can retreat and wind down. Like a rocky cave, its darker colour palettes and ambient lighting soothe the eyes. Luxuriously sized and opulently designed, with onyx finishing, large wardrobes, carpeted flooring to check slippage, the bathrooms are just as luxurious as the bedrooms they are attached to.

Ground Floor Plan Ground Floor Plan 

On the upper floor, the Pooja room is clad with a custom made Radha-Krishan wallpaper that transports you right into Vrindavan. Its open plan makes it welcoming to all family members, accommodating as many family members as required. A common study close to it also ensures that the peaceful aura is extended towards the children, as they study together in that space. A satellite kitchen and pantry for evening tea is present on the upper level as well that makes the whole floor self-sufficient when needed.

First Floor Plan First Floor Plan 

Service areas are well segregated, with a separate access respecting the privacy of household members as well as the domestic help. The calm natural forces engage all senses of the occupants and maintain serenity, mentally and climatologically. A happy home leads to happy lives, and from the architects at Space Race, there was only one objective for this house – good vibes only.

small waterfall at the backyard of the house image © Nakul Jain

water pouring to the small pool image © Nakul Jain

stone wall with Indian letter sign image © Nakul Jain

house with illumination at night image © Nakul Jain

The Waterfall House in Jalandhar, Punjab, India by Space Race Architectsimage © Nakul Jain

house illuminated with artificial light at night image © Nakul Jain

small pool with lights image © Nakul Jain

small waterfall pouring water from above to the pool image © Nakul Jain

house with illumination at night image © Nakul Jain

house with central courtyard let the sunlight enters the house image © Nakul Jain

cozy living room with comfortable sofa image © Nakul Jain

living room design with luxury furniture image © Nakul Jain

modern staircase in living room image © Nakul Jain

staircase with wooden steps and glass handrail image © Nakul Jain

green plants and small palm tree in the central courtyard image © Nakul Jain

living room with TV and sofa image © Nakul Jain

living space design with luxury furniture image © Nakul Jain

skylight in the ceiling let the sun light enters the house image © Nakul Jain

central courtyard with stone wall and green plants image © Nakul Jain

kitchen design image © Nakul Jain

pendant lamps hanged over the dining table image © Nakul Jain

kitchen design image © Nakul Jain

bedroom design with bathroom image © Nakul Jain

red washing basin in a luxury bathroom image © Nakul Jain

blue sofa and round steel table image © Nakul Jain

sitting area with comfortable sofa image © Nakul Jain

luxury bedroom design image © Nakul Jain

bedroom design with luxury furniture image © Nakul Jain

bedroom with window to the central courtyard image © Nakul Jain

tree grown in the patio of the house image © Nakul Jain

big tree grown inside the central patio image © Nakul Jain

stone wall image © Nakul Jain

bathroom design with mirror and washing basin image © Nakul Jain

bathroom with toilet and shower separated with glass partition wall image © Nakul Jain

corridor to the bedroom image © Nakul Jain

globe pendant lamp image © Nakul Jain

night lamp on the desk image © Nakul Jain

room with decoration image © Nakul Jain

luxury pendant light image © Nakul Jain

luxury chandelier in bathroom image © Nakul Jain

master bedroom design with leather chairs image © Nakul Jain

washing basin with marble stone walls image © Nakul Jain

painting on the wall with Indian symbol pictures image © Nakul Jain

The Waterfall House in Jalandhar, Punjab, India by Space Race Architectsimage © Nakul Jain

fan hanged over the bed image © Nakul Jain

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Project name: The Waterfall House 

Architecture firm: Space Race Architects 

Principal Architect: Thakur Udayveer Singh

Specialist Design Team: Ritika Singh

Location: Jalandhar, PunjabIndia

Built area: 7200 ft²

Completion year: 2019

Photography: Nakul Jain

Specialist Manufacturers: Grohe, Osram, Kone, Sirca, Green, Sonear, D Décor


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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Make house in my place how to cost Everything complete house
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Himanshu Dhami -
Very beauty full home Full price this house
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Deepanshu Pratik -
What is the total cost of the complete house including the interiors ,bed ,launge, everything.
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What is the total cost of the complete house including the interiors ,bed ,launge, everything.

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