Set upon a stunning hilltop location with amazing vista views overlooking Lake Pawna in India, this country home starts with an 8 foot thick Gabion wall, which acts as a spine, the first marker which runs for 170 feet, from east to west. All spaces in a one-room thick linear organization attach themselves to the Gabion and a generous 10-foot wide verandah lined in local bricks becomes the movement and principal living zone.
The break in the Gabion becomes the point of entry, almost like slipping in discretely, into a densely planted court, confronted by a swing bed, framing the phenomenal view. The innovation of the musket spouts and the full-length Y-rain collector makes sure that the watershed by the roof is tamed and shot out away from the verandah. This is a high precipitation, catchment area.
The pool sort of drifts away from the verandah as a reflective mirror plane, pointing to the peak on the opposite shore. Open showers, high rooms, terrazzo en-suites and brass lamps add to the overall frugal natural atmosphere. The Gabion has become overgrown and is ruinous and modern at once, in a way.
|Size||1,614 sq. ft. (149.94 m²)|