Baroda, India

House on a Farm

The house attempts to bridge the dichotomy of designing a large rural house for a family of city dwellers. This is achieved by using the form of the house as a buffer between the farm and neighboring houses. The two facades along the length of the house respond to the context on their respective sides. The entry road has an ‘urban’ facade with small seemingly random openings on a wall. The facade along the farm is achieved using traditional elements such as a large sloping roofs with terracotta tiles. The interiors of the house were designed to respond to the client (a classical Hindustani vocalist) and his need to host musical performances.

Completion Date: 1994