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Team: J.T. Arima, Niels Schoenfelder, Torsten Bodschwinna, V.S.Aneesh, Suresh Kumar Kumar, Karthikeyan, Radhakrishnan, Thulsiram, Senthil Kumar, Natasha Jeyasingh

Landscape design in Collaboration with Govinda Luke Bowley

A 4000sqm compound is being turned into a interior world of 3 houses, pool with pavilion, small forest, rock - tropical - and suspended gardens, sunken garden around a deep well, outdoor bathrooms, savanna and water-tank all of it assembled to provide views on the nearby holy mountain and yet creating privacy in its different indoor and outdoor spaces. The buildings draw on traditional construction technique combined with large Roof-overhangs and high thermal mass thus ensuring cool interiors in the very hot climate of the south Indian countryside. All architectural and interior elements are custom designed and manufactured by local craftsmen whereas the infrastructural elements rely on technology to ensure environmental sustainability.

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