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HILL HOUSE, elegance and sustainability in the Indian tropical hills

Sanjay Puri Architects

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Sanjay Puri Architects

The house is planned as 3 non intersecting floor plates that are set along the existing contours to marginalize cutting of the hill strata. Thus each of the floors has a large terrace which infact is the roof for the floor below. The only section that connects the whole house together is the lift lobby forming 2 separate double height lobbies at the entrance level and the family room level. The lower levels are gatherings and entertainment with large living room and dining room connected visually through the swimming pool apart from a kitchen and personal gym. The top two storeyes are the private quarters of the family with a mini theatre and 6 luxurious bedroom each overlooking the sea. Each of the connecting terraces are pocket gardens for the individual bedrooms.

Each of the floors has a large terrace which infact is the roof for the floor below. The only section that connects the whole house together is the lift lobby forming 2 separate double height lobbies at the entrance level and the family room level. The lower levels are gatherings and entertainment with large living room and dining room connected visually through the swimming pool apart from a kitchen and personal gym. The top two storeyes are the private quarters of the family with a mini theatre and 6 luxurious bedroom each overlooking the sea. Each of the connecting terraces are pocket gardens for the individual bedrooms.

Set in the tropical hills of Western Sahyadri mountains, the villa site is located on a heavily contoured site rising 10 meters North above from the access road level and expanding as it rises into a high narrow edge. The house is planned as 3 non intersecting floor plates that are set along the existing contours to marginalize cutting of the hill strata. The only section that connects the whole house together is the lift lobby forming 2 separate double height lobbies at the entrance level and the family room level. The lower levels are gatherings and entertainment with large living room and dining room connected visually through the swimming pool apart from a kitchen and personal gym. The top two storeyes are the private quarters of the family with a mini theatre and 6 luxurious bedroom each overlooking the sea. To reduce the absorption of tropical heat on these surfaces, an additional permeable screen of bamboos is added to the skeleton on 3 sides, to shield it but not completely shut it out. These screens can be opened sporadically depending on the angle of sun and season giving the house a mobility such that the house never looks the same. Not only do the screens create interesting shadow patterns inside the home but also regulate the movement of sea breeze inside the house The use of bamboo and glass fenestration on the surfaces minimizing the usage of concrete for just the structural members reducing the carbon emission of the house by 60%.

The Clients have started work on this house and are very happy with the way the steep contours have been used.

Credits

 DONA PAULO
 India
 MR.MUDHIT GUPTA
 VACATION HOME
 03/2024
 980 mq
 Confidential
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS
 SANJAY PURI, ADITI KHAVNEKAR
 STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS - PARESH GAITONDE, MEP - PANKAJ DHARKAR & ASSOCIATES
 SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS

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Winner of the World’s Best Residential Architecture in the CDA Awards Paris 2023, the world’s best housing project in The World Architecture Festival Lisbon 2022, the world’s best residential firm at the Architizer A + Awards , New York 2022. Sanjay Puri Architects have won over 360 awards including 246 International Architecture Awards.
With a firm strength of 90, Sanjay Puri Architects are working on projects of all typologies in 36 Indian cities & 4 countries including Australia, Oman & The Congo ,Africa.
Sanjay Puri Architects tops the Architizer , New York’s list of best Indian architecture firms & is included in the Archdaily top 100 firms worldwide, Architizer New York’s top 130 firms as well as the WA, UK top 100 firms in the world.

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