Villa in the Palms is named after the 19 towering coconut palms that thrived for decades on the land, which dictated the villa’s concept and footprint. This four-bedroom house overlooks a field and a seasonal stream.
The home predominantly faces the farmlands, a reservoir and the highlands, witness to the most color saturated sunsets. Living spaces are framed between two simple planes, framing the views as cleanly as possible.
Although they owned two acres of land, our client’s requirements were modest. They asked us to build a 2100 sft single level pavilion as a retreat to escape the frenetic pace of Mumbai life and to reinvigorate the senses.
Conceptually the Bangalore house has two opposing faces, an introverted exterior facing the street in the east and south , and an extroverted interior elevation facing west and north. The street facing massing is more opaque while the garden facing elevations provide transparency and views.
Kumaon Hotel is a small hotel in Uttarakhand, India Situated 1600m above sea level in the village of Kaser devi near the town of Almora. Its named after the region it is situated, ‘kumaon’ a region of mountains, valleys, forests and scenic lakes.
The client wished to develop two homes on an acre each of land. The Twin Houses needed to be country homes for Bombay families to get away from the urban rigmarole. The project needed to balance the money put up against profitability and a sense of capturing the essence of place.