Located in a quiet neighborhood of Pune, the site had an existing art-deco house, set amidst large trees. The idea was to preserve most of the trees hence the programme was to demolish the old house and construct a new one. The key highlight of the project is the journey through the house itself, directed by a series of water bodies reminiscent of traditional temple tanks. Almost every room in the house opens on three sides, connecting with the trees all around. While the double-height courtyards around the water bodies create a strong link with all the interactive zones of the house, the reflection of the skylight and tree foliage into the water adds a different dimension to the experience. Principal Architect Sanjay Mohe walks us through this beautiful house cloaked in rough granite that effortlessly integrates the indoors and the outdoors.
Photo Credits: Hemant Patil
Video Credits: Studio Sohaib, Studio Recall