Villa at Shamshabad

OVERVIEW

This is the second home of the owner, a farmhouse to relax and entertain friends. The intention was to create a sense of living with nature. Daylight, landscape and water bodies are integrated into the architecture. Hard finishes are mostly local, natural material – Jaisalmair yellow for flooring, antique wooden pillars, smooth cement finishes with natural paint in the toilets.

CONCEPT

The house is designed as a sculptural volume with playful use of cuboids. The mediums chosen to treat the facade are simple and native to the surroundings.
The swimming pool is strategically placed to provide a view to all living areas and access to walk on to the deck. This opens the house onto the pool area and is functional during parties.
Hard finishes are mostly local, natural material – Jaisalmair yellow for flooring, antique wooden pillars, smooth cement finishes with natural paint in the toilets.

Natural daylight and ample ventilation allows the house residents to rely only on nature during the day and nights. Entry to the bedroom is provided through a bridge over a lilly pond with natural stones and fish. The courtyard uses automated levers which allow for sunlight and starlight by night.
Daylight, landscape and water bodies are well integrated into the architecture.

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