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Private Residence “House of Stories”

A contemporary cavern

Mathew and Ghosh Architects

All clients choose the architect they believe will be able to give physical form to the living space of their imagination, a place that represents their values and public image but also satisfies their need for intimate domestic comfort. With House of Stories, Mathew and Ghosh Architects have translated into architecture the mental spaces of a writer, who also happens to be an architect. The villa is built around an archetypal introspective space, a contemporary cavern into whose darkened interior one plunges out of the glaring Bangalore sunlight to follow a narrative-like itinerary made of intermediate areas, private spaces and secluded niches. A projecting gargoyle protectively signposts the path to the house. Entry is through a zinc wicket door cut into a larger pivoted entrance in which a series of pullies open ventilation louvers. On entering, the visitor is met by an undefined...

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