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The farm house is conceived as a performative tool, consistent with the hot and dry climate and aspirations of the urban user in a rural context. The design is sited on an existing plinth with two muscular masses wrapping around a mango tree, tied by an elevated bridge defining a split-level court. The architectural strategies are prompted by economy in use of material, energy and finances. Large shade of the tree and a parasol filler-slab roof cover the entire structure with the extended plinth becoming the primary, nebulous living court.
Mango Tree House, Saatnavri, India
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