Warding off the undesirable outside, the house opens out to nature, within and without!
Located in the industrial city of Surat; with its recent history of plague, riots, earthquake and floods, and presently dealing with uncontrollably booming economy; the irregular site lines generate a skewed box in concrete as if to ward off all externally disturbing forces.
Nature-trapping volumes along with the ‘SITE’ induced angles and the ‘USE’ derived materials; intimate wood clad bedrooms, chic travertine-clad formal living and rugged rough red sandstone courtyard, results in an ever-changing chimera witnessed by the family.
All grid lines converge into lone tree in the central courtyard acting as the navel - the cosmic axis of energy concentrations!
Where means are no more a constraint and cities offering only the undesirables, can there still be a revert to nature; the traditional way?