Set in a large parcel of farmland on the outskirts of the city. The client's brief was very specific: design a building in the idiom of post-independence Modernist architecture in India; an architecture that borrows its vocabulary and material expression from the Indian buildings of Corbusier, Kahn and their proteges.
As part of what is eventually to be a larger house enclosing an open-to-sky court, the building is detailed in a manner to allow phased construction to occur with minimum interference to the original structure. Further, the use of unplastered concrete and brick masonry required a high level of detailing.
The layout provides a four room house that presses itself into the ground to shield the lower floors from the harsh summer sun. The windows are strategically located to frame particular views of the garden.