Awas, India

Courtyard House

The living spaces in this country house are organized around a verandah, culminating in a large covered space which accommodates an outdoor living room. This section of the verandah also partially accommodates the lap pool, creating cool outdoor living spaces for the summer months. The house employs local materials: a clay tile roof and pigmented cement floors. The house was dimensioned and situated to accommodate several existing old trees on the site which are visually framed to blur the separation between the inside and outside.