India. The house with the gabion

Located in Lonavala, India, the house by Design Spasm features an inverted pitched roof that collects the rainwater.

Spasm Design, Casa con gabbione, Lonavala, India, 2017

This country home starts with a 2,4 m thick gabion wall, which acts as a spine. The first marker which runs for 50 m, from east to west. All spaces have a linear organization, attaching themselves to the Gabion. The house also feature a 3 m wide veranda, which becomes the principal living zone.

The full-length Y-rain collector makes sure that the water shed by the roof is tamed and shot out away from the veranda. The pool sort of drifts away from the verandah as a reflective mirror plane, pointing to the peak on the opposite shore. Open showers, high rooms, terrazzo en-suites and brass lamps add to the overall frugal natural atmosphere. The Gabion has become overgrown and is ruinous and modern at once.

Img.30 Spasm Design, The house with the gabion, Lonavala, India, 2017
Spasm Design, The house with the gabion, Lonavala, India, 2017
The house with the gabion
Lonavala, India
Spasm Design
Design team:
Sangeeta Merchant, Tanmay Naik, Deepanshi Sheth, Sancheet Bagtharia, Mansoor Ali Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
Site supervision:
Structural engineering:
Rajeev Shah
Spasm Design
A.Y. Retiwalla
150 sqm + 250 sqm

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