Location: Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 820 Sqm
Team: Sangeeta Merchant, Mangesh Jadhav, Mansoor Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
Project Duration: 2008 - 2010
Impex Engineers, Suvidha EnterprisesEngineers:
Mr. Purandare (structural), Mr. Kudale (plumbing), Mr. Adi Dhanboora (project management)
Located In Khadakwasla: On the leeward side of the western ghats...
In the vast openness of the surroundings, it made sense to trap a mysterious forest of dense green by stringing the rooms around it as an intimate shangri - la against the infinite. This Courtyard allows for a private dip in the thicket of the lush vegetation.
A timber lattice over the verandah sets a backdrop that negotiates between the complete enclosures and the central courtyard. This transitional space; of dappled shade promotes a lifestyle in close connection with the outdoors.
The living room, a counterpoint in the house is a tall glass box which will throb with the flickering of the fireplace on cold evenings and will frame the changing hues of the sky as the sun sets.