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Belavali House / Studio Mumbai

  • 01:00 - 11 April, 2012
Belavali House / Studio Mumbai
Belavali House / Studio Mumbai, © Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

© Helene Binet © Helene Binet © Helene Binet © Helene Binet +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Belavali, Maharashtra, India
  • Principal Architect

    Bijoy Jain
  • Project Team

    Jeevaram Suthar, Punamchand Suthar, Bhasker Raut
  • Structural Engineer

    Shishir Kulkarni
  • Photographs

   

© Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

Belavali house occupies a five-acre rice plantation in the district of Alibaug. Conceived as a pavilion in the garden, the house is positioned between the forest to the east and the terraced rice fields to the west. The house is anchored to a series of undulating stone walls, carefully positioned to mediate the landscape. The functions of the house are carefully organized responding to the levels of the terraced paddy.

model 01
model 01

Floor and walls are rendered seamlessly in pigmented cement plaster and the basic steel structure supports a single roof plane. Masonry walls, glass, wood and timber louvers form the enclosure of the house. The operable facades adjust to changing weather conditions, framing views of the surrounding garden and distant mountains. Farm-like buildings set aside of the main structure, house additional living and sleeping spaces for the extended family and guests.

© Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

Each building footprint has been minimized to maintain the agricultural landscape. Large stone decks made from reclaimed stone have been created to provide space for inhabitation in an open agrarian landscape. The walkways and walls that once were used to traverse the fields have been reconstructed and added to and integrate the natural and built environments.

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mark bailey · April 11, 2012

Love the finish of the concrete. Floor, stairs and walls. Beautyful!

Anton Freundorfer · April 11, 2012

Exquisite concrete and fenestration! A favourite!

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