This house, located 30 km outside the city of Pune, is designed for an author of adventure stories for children. The house needed to be a get-away from the city for quiet, concentrated writing. It is located on a spectacular site overlooking a lake called ‘Peacock Bay,’ as its edge is inhabited by roaming peacocks. The house was configured such that at the entry,
the scale of the building was low-slung and the volumes opened up as one moved through the house towards the lake view – making for a rather dramatic experience. As the site is a steep slope, the change in elevation was used advantageously to create spaces which were defined by their location at different levels. A large, singular, terracotta tiled roof covers the house. Structural supporting walls were used as screens to demarcate spaces while remaining visually remaining quite transparent, and thereby connect all parts of the house.