Mango Tree House, Saatnavri
Farmhouse Design, Alternate Technology
Completed: Dec 2017
Built-up Area: 140 Sq.m (1500 Sq.ft)
Situated in Saatnavri, Maharashtra, amidst a 16 acre farmland, the house is wrapped around a mature mango tree, also its namesake. The design seeks to to negotiate urban family needs in a rural setting. Working on a shoe string budget of 20 lakhs, the farm house sited on an existing plinth, with a split level court, aims at creating spaces rather than rooms, which are flexible in nature. The utilities are situated on ground floor while bedrooms are on the upper level, connected by a bridge with a parasol roof covering. Extended plinth imparts a foreground for the court and also doubles up as an open space for informal gatherings.