Family Residence
Karachi, Pakistan
This family home in a Karachi suburb is built to stand apart from the mundane mass produced architecture of its neighbours through its engagement with the culture and history of the region. It expresses its individuality though the use of custom made local materials: specially-commissioned ceramic tiles and traditionally cast wrought iron verandah screens are joined by flooring made of marble from Baluchistan. Walls are clad in low cost, cast concrete tiles that were designed and finished to the architect’s specifications; the swimming pool has conventional glass mosaic tiles with an Afghan carpet motif. The spatial planning addresses issues of privacy with a clear distinction between private, semi-private and public areas.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Karachi, Pakistan
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Family Residence
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private residence