Mumbai-based studio Spasm Design Architects has designed the Khadakvasla House project.

Completed in 2010, This contemporary residence is located in Pune city, Maharashtra, India.

Khadakvasla House by Spasm Design Architects:

“Located in Khadakvasla, near Pune: on the leeward side of the Western Ghats…

In the vast openness of the surroundings, it made sense to trap a mysterious forest of dense green by stringing the rooms around it, as a Shangri-La against the infinite. This courtyard allows for a private dip in the thicket of the lush vegetation.

The verandah, with its timber lattice, sets a backdrop that negotiates between the enclosures and the central courtyard. This transitional space op dappled shade promotes a lifestyle in close connection with the outdoors.

The living room, a counterpoint in the house, is a tall glass box which will throb with the flickering of the fireplace on cold evenings and will frame the changing hues of the sky as the sun sets.”

Photos by: Sebastian Zachariah
Sources: ArchDaily, Archello