Tropical House - Architecture - Domus
Design Work Group, Tropical House, Sania Hemad, India, 2017. Photo Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia
 

Tropical House

The vacation house designed by Indian studio Design Work Group in Sania Hemad, India, features two walls that run throughout it, connecting and dividing the internal spaces.

 

Architecture

Tropical House is a weekend residence, away from the city noises, into the woods. The 900 sqm residence rests on the edge of a village, in a quiet zone, and within the heart of the nature. There were six mango trees and six to eight huge sapodilla trees on the site.

 

Design Work Group’s major concern was to keep untouched the existing trees on the plot, and built the house around them, letting the nature prosper in the 4000 sqm plot. Indian studio designed a four bedroom residence that preserves and merges into the green canopies of the mango and sapodilla trees. Moreover, spaces are placed in such a way that it separates private and public spaces, creating an atmosphere where the distinction between indoor and outdoor spaces is lost, while the amalgamation leads the dweller to an unrestrained, non-abrupt and unhindered ambience.

Design Work Group, Tropical House, Sania Hemad, India, 2017. Photo Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia

Design Work Group, Tropical House, Sania Hemad, India, 2017. Photo Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia

The plan is divided using two major brick walls, one linear and another with a L shape. They run throughout the house, connecting and dividing the internal spaces, thus they become the very important elements of the house. The fire bricks used for these walls become a critical material, as they allow flexibility in usage. Sometimes porous like a jali, sometimes opaque and textured; and at times forming a courtyard or working as a backdrop; these walls can be seen from every corner of the house.

Design Work Group, Tropical House, Sania Hemad, India, 2017. Photo Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia

Design Work Group, Tropical House, Sania Hemad, India, 2017. Photo Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia


Tropical House,
Sania Hemad, India
Program:
vacation house
Architect:
Design Work Group
Design team:
Dinesh Suthar (lead architect), Bharat Patel, Jitendra Sabalpara, Sonakshi Berlia, Bhavika Suthar, Vishakha Jain, Chirag Katrodia
Area:
900 sqm
Completion:
2017