HOUSE ON THE HILL, LONAVALA, INDIA

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The plot was located on a rocky site highly contoured and it had 2 prominent large trees. The house had to have a strong relationship with its immediate and distinct landscape. The response was a light structure resting on a rocky sloping terrain. The idea was to enclose all spaces in small courtyards, which eventually open into a large central space and participate in the passive climate control strategy. The large trees were retained and the design circulated to make natural use of the same.

SITE PLAN:

1 large block and 5 identical blocks with divisional courtyards were created and dispersed around a C-shaped layout. The living, master and parents face the valley view and the rising sun. The guest and the kids play zone were placed facing the mountains behind. The open C-shaped pathway connects the rooms and circles around a large tree in the open courtyard that…

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