'Conch' Farmhouse For Mr. Himanshu Kulkarni back to all projects

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Project Work Status: Unbuilt Projects

Client: Mr. Himanshu Kulkarni

Team: Ar. Shwetambari Shetye, Ar. Darshan Nerkar

Principal Designer: Ar. Sunil Kulkarni (Partner, Core)

Designed to follow and exploit the contours of the Farmland, The house takes shape of an abstract conch. Exisitng trees on site are incorporated into the building and are embraced by the form as if the building grows around them. The structure is in 25 mm thk. Ferrocement shells, divided by 75 mm ferrocement ribs, Which are exposed on the exterior as visual elements of the building. The shell spans 5850 mm unsupported area, as the longest span. The process involved initial block models, detailed models and measured drawings of sections at predetermined levels.