Location: Malavli, Maharashtra, India
Project Work Status: Ongoing Projects
SPASM received an email request for an urgent meeting over a June weekend in 2012.
An instant connection with the client family and a very fine reference Frame mutual Friend and ex-client/patron led to things moving at rapid pace.
The project entails - the demolition of a structurally compromised 20 year old bungalow - and building a new set of staff, owner accommodations.
Stone - was chosen for its availability and ability take transformed into different forms from Blocks of huge proportions, to layered rough cuts, to slabs with faces hones with water jets, to pulverized powder.
Principally on 2 levels, the house reverses the norm and has a rather introverted heavy stone lined base ilower levell to accommodate all sleeping iretiring spaces) and the upper storey is essentially a light airy pavilion for living spaces framed also in a stone roof.
The demolished house, will retain its presence by affecting the geography of the plot and forming the fill far a sloping garden.
Site analysis - led lathe creation of a large green as the visual core of the house, Framing the best fully mature trees the plot has to offer.