Nestled in between lush green trees, overlooking a forest, this dream of a site was selected to build a small weekend residence for an entrepreneur and his family. As beautiful as the site was, it came with its challenges of fitting a varied program in a limited footprint.
Together with the client, we envisioned a house that embodies both comfortable spaces and a nuanced modern design. Careful planning ensured that all the building and its roots fit ‘within’ the existing trees and their foliage so that no trees were cut during the construction process. A hybrid structural system ensured limited disturbance at site and a faster execution timeline. Exposed natural materials ensured the architecture blends ‘among’ the natural surroundings.
The upper floor with its large glass windows and viewing decks or ‘machaans’ allowed for unobstructed views of the forest and a beautiful sunset ‘beyond’.