Retreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla Associates

first_imgPhotographs:  Shamanth Patil J Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description India Houses Year:  Retreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla AssociatesSave this projectSaveRetreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla Associates CopyAbout this officeKhosla AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKannan Devan HillsIcebergIndiaPublished on April 18, 2021Cite: “Retreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla Associates” 18 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?懂得环境,才能做好建筑:Sahyadris 静修居/Khosla Associates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872566/retreat-in-the-sahyadris-khosla-associates Clipboard Photographs 2017 Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil J+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Canwill Constructions. Architects: Khosla Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872566/retreat-in-the-sahyadris-khosla-associates Clipboard “COPY” Retreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla Associates CopyHouses•Kannan Devan Hills, India Civil Contractor: Manufacturers: Accoya, Duravit, Grohe, Canwill Constructions, Ritikaa Woods, Shree Sai Baba Marbles “COPY” ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsPrincipals:Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh AnandDesign Team:Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Oommen Thomas, Pratyusha Suryakanth, Moiz FaizullaCity:Kannan Devan HillsCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil JText description provided by the architects. Our picturesque site is located in the Western Ghats perched on the backwaters of a lake and surrounded by the Sahyadri mountain ranges.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil J Although they owned two acres of land, our client’s requirements were modest. They asked us to build a 2100 sft single level pavilion as a retreat to escape the frenetic pace of Mumbai life and to reinvigorate the senses.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JWe envisioned a single level pavilion spatially subdivided onto two primary zones; one for engagement with the view during the day and the other as a quiet retreat at night. The living spaces are extroverted and permeable allowing nature to penetrate its envelope; the private spaces are introverted and protected.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JSave this picture!Floor PlanOne of the challenges of the pavilion was to admit the right quality of natural light not only from the periphery but also into its internal volumes. To this end, we created a series of dramatic skylights to illuminate the internal spaces evenly. The angular shapes of the skylights were inspired by the looming profiles of the mountain peaks to the east and west of the house. Each of the skylights admits a soft quality of north light into the Living, kitchen, foyer, and bathrooms Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JThe architecture is built from the readily available local black basalt stone which was found on the site just 5 to 6 feet below ground. The stone is of volcanic origin and available in abundance across the Deccan Plateau. We used the stone as a random dry pack cladding along the entire extent of the exterior walls and on a few internal accent walls.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JThe contoured land allowed us to work with the natural topography of the site. Rather than creating a split-level house to negotiate the slope, we created a retaining wall enclosure and a ramp alongside it to arrive at the entrance 3’-6” below.Save this picture!DiagramWe had to exercise a great deal of restraint in the furniture and accessories, choosing to customize each piece to be in harmony with the architectural intent. Accessories were all sourced from Maharashtra, brass and copper vessels from Nasik and Bidriware from Aurangabad.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JThe primary objective of the house was to absorb the natural environment,to open itself up to the view.But in doing so we had to remain cognizantof the physical presence and the environmental impact of our architecture on the hill.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JOriginally published on May 31, 2017. Project gallerySee allShow lessSalesianos Pamplona Institute / Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos + TCGA ArquitectosSelected ProjectsP.O.M House / NNA+Selected Projects Share Projectslast_img read more