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Utsav House / Studio Mumbai

  • 01:00 - 23 April, 2012
Utsav House / Studio Mumbai
Utsav House / Studio Mumbai, ©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai
©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Maharashtra, India
  • Architects

    Studio Mumbai
  • Principal Architect

    Bijoy Jain
  • Project Team

    Roy Katz, Jeevaram Suthar, Pandurang Malekar, Mangesh Mhatre
  • Structural Engineer

    Dwijen Bhatt
  • Photographs

From the architect. On a barren plateau, a house is set low into the ground, protected by four black basalt walls that enclose a shaded courtyard, within which pools, pavilions and garden provide shelter for living. Utsav house is a single family home in Satirje, Alibag a short boat ride from Mumbai.

©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai
©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

The spaces are arranged along the periphery walls that define and support the structures of the house. Different heights are created to suit the functions and dimensions of the interiors.

©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai
©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

 Concrete slabs, basalt stone walls and wood for framing are used to construct the buildings, while walls and floor are stained in pigmented cement plaster to mimic the dry grasses of the summer, setting the buildings into the landscape.

©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai
©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

The living spaces open to the southwesterly breeze, and are protected from the sun and rain by a large roof. At the centre of the courtyard, a long narrow pool similar to the local irrigation tanks, serves to catch rainwater that overflows into the garden. 

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©  Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

The different levels within the house offer unobstructed views of the horizon and encircling hills, while inward views provide intimacy and refuge.

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Cite: "Utsav House / Studio Mumbai" 23 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/225048/utsav-house-studio-mumbai/>
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33 Comments

Gerhard Dehls · September 06, 2014

Very nice thank god for cheap manual labor...

Donna Poseley · February 06, 2014

Love the architecture! How can I get more info about the louvered window walls you used in the Mumbai home?

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p'tit rambling matt · April 24, 2012

Utsav House / lights are so amazing and the details too . http://t.co/cJ7aY7T0 #architecture #houses #design #art by @StudioMumbai

Hon · April 23, 2012

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Anton Zoetmulder · April 23, 2012

The part where the walls hit the ground.. stunning!

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Tom Peeters · April 23, 2012

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iambents · April 23, 2012

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envés diseño · April 23, 2012

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Antje Pasinga · April 23, 2012

I think so too - it is just everything in balance - stunning

Richard · April 23, 2012 04:40 PM

Architecture like this appear once in a blue moon on Archdaily.
It seems a lot of what they upload nowadays is artistic renders and unrealistic design proposals which will probably never happen.
Not to say that the concept art on this site are all bad, but it's slowly becoming Artdaily and no longer Archdaily.

Richard · April 23, 2012

I agree with uqon. This is beautiful.
It's hard to put into words.
There is a perfect balance of materials, all of which are very prestigious making it easy on the eyes.
A good use of space, however with a design like this it's something you actually have to step inside to fully experience it.
Pictures are simply not enough.

Amazing house!

uqon · April 23, 2012

I think this is one of the most beautiful thing I had ever seen lately

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