At the end of a winding driveway in Bengaluru, an unassuming gray and brown structure stands out from the surrounding foliage and sets the tone for what lies beyond – a sensitively designed home that takes climate and lifestyle into consideration. owners. Deceptively simple in initial appearance, the house reflects the design values of lead architects, Nupur Shah and Saahil Parikh of We Design Studio – restraint and austerity that do not diminish spatial experiences.
“Growing up in colonial homes with central courtyards, clients asked for a home that would take them back to those roots,” Parikh shares. He adds, “We designed this project with a large courtyard and verandas along the peripheries, as our post-modern vision of a quintessential tropical Indian home.”
Located in the very center, the courtyard is indeed the beating heart of the house, as it not only connects all the spaces but is also the pivot around which everyday life revolves. To one side are the more public spaces, including a formal dining room and a voluminous double-height living room that opens onto the rear garden. On the other side are the more intimate and private spaces which include bedrooms, office, family room and more.