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Khadakvasla House / SPASM Design Architects

  • Architects: SPASM Design Architects
  • Location: Khadakvasla, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Architects: SPASM Design Architects
  • Design Team: Sangeeta Merchant, Mangesh Jadhav, Mansoor Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
  • Engineers: Mr. Purandare (structural), Mr. Kudale (plumbing), Mr. Adi Dhanboora (project management)
  • Contractors: Impex Engineers, Suvidha Enterprises
  • Area: 820.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah

From the architect. 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 a Shangri-La against the infinite. This courtyard allows for a private dip in the thicket of the lush vegetation.

© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

The verandah, with its timber lattice, sets a backdrop that negotiates between the enclosures and the central courtyard. This transitional space op dappled shade promotes a lifestyle in close connection with the outdoors.

© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

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.

© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah
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