The rectangular site is approached by a road towards it's north side. Adjoining the plot, on the east is the common open space of society, and to the south is a multistory apartment block. The idea was to open up the view on the north-east and north-west and place the service block towards south.
The entrance gate is placed at 45' to the plot margin (i.e. parallel to the building grid) to widen the approach to house, thus giving a welcoming feel. Rooms are oriented in a manner, so as to catch the southwest breeze.
The prime consideration for design was to integrate the house with the nature the inside with outside!!
The design is based on a simple square grid placed at an angle of 45 degree to the plot boundary, thus welcoming the southwest breeze and opening up the view on either side of the house. Free-standing structural columns, built-in furniture, skylights, wind catchers, stone masonry, waterfalls, plants, rockery, bay windows, vibrant & lively colors, white & blue china mosaic pattern on roof top, are a few element enhancing the design.
Continuous windows of tinted glass extend the room beyond the window for view of the abundant greenery outside. Walls of exposed stone are of different shapes and sizes, and potted plants create a unity and harmony of the ground from within, and complement the landscape visible outside. The pyramidal roof houses the meditation hall, which follows the basic proportion of the Egyptian pyramid to capture the cosmic energy.
Large verandas, balconies and terraces are created to enjoy the beautiful view of garden. With the lush, natural greenery outside, the sound of water and breeze, the spontaneous play of natural elements, Anandvilla is a picture of peace and harmony.