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Palmyra House / Studio Mumbai

  • 01:00 - 31 May, 2010
Palmyra House / Studio Mumbai
Palmyra House / Studio Mumbai, © Helene Binet
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Nandgaon, Maharashtra, India
  • Architects

    Studio Mumbai
  • Principal Architect

    Bijoy Jain
  • Project Team

    Jeevaram Sutar, Roy Katz, Mangesh Mhatre, Samuel Barclay
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located outside of Mumbai on the Arabian Sea, Palmyra House was built as a refuge from the bustle of the busy city. The 3000 sq ft. house consists of two wooden louvered structures set inside of a functioning coconut plantation. Anchored to stone platforms, the structures overlook a network of wells and aqueducts that weave the site into an inhabitable whole. Living room, study and master bedroom are contained in the north volume, while the south volume contains the kitchen, dining, and guest bedrooms. Set in the plaza between the buildings, the pool provides a channel for swimming, with expansive views of the sea to the west and views into a dense foliage of palms to the east.

© Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

Structural framing for the house was built of ain wood, a local hardwood, and was constructed using traditional interlocking joinery. The extensive louvres were handcrafted from the outer part of the palmyra trunk (a local palm species). Exteriors are detailed with hand-worked copper flashing and standing seam aluminum roofs; interior surfaces are finished with teakwood and India Patent Stone, a refined pigmented plaster. Locally quarried black basalt was used to construct the stone plinths, aqueduct walls and pool plaza.

© Helene Binet
© Helene Binet
Cite: "Palmyra House / Studio Mumbai" 31 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/62136/palmyra-house-studio-mumbai/>
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33 Comments

Reder!c · August 08, 2016

I personally wouldn't be able to live in there but, beautifully done. Very photogenic and full of atmosphere and meaning.

jhon correa · May 19, 2014

Necesito los planos de esta casa palmyra

Aradhana · May 29, 2013

Would love to get updates on your projects! Also, we have a home decor store and deal in customised lighting and furniture for the home...Would like to feature some of our collections with you...

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KASHIF NISAR · April 21, 2012

nice work

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Nicholas · November 20, 2011

Dusty. At the end of the day this place is most likely uninhabitable. It must have 2 inches of dust.

Ben L · November 21, 2011 06:03 PM

Not too dusty, its a vacation house, when there are no occupants, a dust screen is hung inside the louvers to keep the cross breeze out.

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weesht · June 02, 2010

Many congratulations on a very fine building, a building that is beautifully resolved and made. a building that sits so effortlessly and modestly amongst those trees. Who could not imagine wandering barefoot through those shadowed spaces?

Flick · June 01, 2010

Nice work!

up_today_arch · June 01, 2010

Nice detailes, well done joints.

JOEY · June 01, 2010

damn nice project. Extremely well done arch mate!!

hata lo · June 01, 2010

Excellent!!

Ben L · June 01, 2010

I would love to be sitting in there right now enjoying the cross-breeze, sipping a mango lassi, and looking at the beach. Well done guys!

The Big Black &amp; White Zebr · June 01, 2010

This really does deserve a wow!!!... I can smell the exotic Indian hardwood from here
A building that so respects its context and the environmental conditions is rare.
It's lightness cools you and touches the ground with a refreshing brevity. W should all build more local architecture...

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