Houses

Khadakvasla House in India by Spasm Design Architects

Khadakvasla House Design Photo At Night Khadakvasla Corridor Interior Khadakvasla Corridor View Khadakvasla Entrance View Khadakvasla Exterior Stairs To Roof Khadakvasla Living Room Night Shot Khadakvasla Living Room Verandah Khadakvasla Living Room Viewing Pool Khadakvasla Outdoor Swimming Pool Khadakvasla Pergola Corridor Khadakvasla Powder Loo Khadakvasla The Bathroom Interior Photo Khadakvasla The Main Door Access

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.

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. 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.

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