Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra, India
We designed a small house at Lonavala, that meanders between trees on site
For the house between two trees, we designed a layout and circulation for the house to meander and interact closely with the two trees on site. The trees were adopted into courtyards, such that they could be experienced from the various rooms of the home
An overlapping roof form split up the roof visually, and protects against the heavy Lonavala monsoon. We tried to break the squatness of the built structure by modulation of the roof-scape
The view from the front of the house, with the pool. We wanted the trees to dominate the top lines of the house, and conceive of a vacation home that gets activated during the monsoon months, the most magical time to visit Lonavala
The built home, with the stone faced walls and texture palette. We created a basic material palette of Jaisalmer stone, rough local stone and white plastered surfaces.
The view from inside the home, with the bay windows and vistas looking onto the surrounding lawn and landscaping
Compositions to show the material and textural palette of the House between Two Trees.