House on Pali Hill by Studio Mumbai

House on Pali Hill by Studio Mumbai

House on Pali Hill by Studio Mumbai located in Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | The Hardt

 

House on Pali Hill by Studio Mumbai located in Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. An existing house on a narrow site was stripped down, exposing its bare concrete frame to the surrounding trees. Re-programmed and built with an additional floor and terrace, the house sits protected inside layers of glass, wooden screens, planted trellises and curtains providing grades of privacy and enclosure within the urban environment. The entrance gallery leads to a double height living space that opens out onto a timber deck and a public garden. A polished limestone floor gently reflects the landscape while pigmented lime plaster walls softly absorb light. On the first floor, light is drawn through a clerestory volume into the family room, rendering a warm glow to this open, generous space. A corridor leading to the bedrooms culminates in an intimate window seat.

 

 

 

 

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Belavali House by Studio Mumbai

Belavali House by Studio Mumbai

Located in Belavali, Maharashtra, India, Belavali House by Studio Mumbai | The Hardt

 

Located in Belavali, Maharashtra, India, Belavali House by Studio Mumbai. Floor and walls are rendered seamlessly in pigmented cement plaster and the basic steel structure supports a single roof plane. Masonry walls, glass, wood and timber louvers form the enclosure of the house. Belavali House occupies a five-acre rice plantation in the district of Alibaug. Conceived as a pavilion in the garden, the house is positioned between the forest to the east and the terraced rice fields to the west. The house is anchored to a series of undulating stone walls, carefully positioned to mediate the landscape. The functions of the house are carefully organized responding to the levels of the terraced paddy.

 

 


 

Floor and walls are rendered seamlessly in pigmented cement plaster and the basic steel structure supports a single roof plane. Masonry walls, glass, wood and timber louvers form the enclosure of the house. The operable facades adjust to changing weather conditions, framing views of the surrounding garden and distant mountains. Farm-like buildings set aside of the main structure, house additional living and sleeping spaces for the extended family and guests. Each building footprint has been minimized to maintain the agricultural landscape. Large stone decks made from reclaimed stone have been created to provide space for inhabitation in an open agrarian landscape. The walkways and walls that once were used to traverse the fields have been reconstructed and added to and integrate the natural and built environments.

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Utsav House (2007) by Studio Mumbai

Utsav House (2007) by Studio Mumbai

Utsav House (2007) by Studio Mumbai located in Satirje, India | The Hardt

 

Utsav House (2007) by Studio Mumbai located in Satirje, India. On a barren plateau, a house is set low into the ground, protected by four black basalt walls that enclose a shaded courtyard, within which pools, pavilions, and garden provide shelter for living. Utsav house is a single family home in Satirje, Alibag a short boat ride from Mumbai. The spaces are arranged along the periphery walls that define and support the structures of the house. Different heights are created to suit the functions and dimensions of the interiors. Concrete slabs, basalt stone walls, and wood for framing are used to construct the buildings, while walls and floor are stained in pigmented cement plaster to mimic the dry grasses of the summer, setting the buildings into the landscape. The living spaces open to the southwesterly breeze, and are protected from the sun and rain by a large roof. At the center of the courtyard, a long narrow pool similar to the local irrigation tanks serves to catch rainwater that overflows into the garden. The different levels within the house offer unobstructed views of the horizon and encircling hills, while inward views provide intimacy and refuge.

 

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Ahmedabad Residence (2014) by Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain

Ahmedabad Residence (2014) by Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain

Ahmedabad Residence (2014) by Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain located in Ahmedabad, India | The Hardt

 

Ahmedabad Residence (2014) by Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain located in Ahmedabad, India. The Indian architectural practice Studio Mumbai, founded by Bijoy Jain in 2005, has developed a body of work that continues to reference aspects of both Indian and Western cultures. What sets the studio apart is a brilliant combination of tradition and modernity. Local resources and Indian craftsmanship form the basis for highly contemporary architectural designs. Thoughtful and uncompromising to the last detail, the architecture of Studio Mumbai shows a deep concern for the relationship between man and nature and insists on the importance of the genius loci.

 

 


 

While the majority of Studio Mumbai’s projects are houses located around India, a number of their projects have achieved international renown. Bijoy Jain gained worldwide recognition with the installation ‘Work-Place’ at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, offering an insight into the firm’s unique process of learning through making. Another important presentation that enhanced the studio’s reputation was the installation ‘Inbetween Architecture’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, drawing inspiration from parasitic architecture that emerges between existing buildings in high-density urban centers like Mumbai. Today, Studio Mumbai is constructing buildings in several countries, working only with clients who accept its conditions: taking the time it needs and working with a team of local artisans. Bijoy Jain is currently working on a weaving workshop in India, close to the Himalayas, on the Onomichi Community Centre in Japan and a hotel wellness center in France.

 


 

Bijoy Jain’s work has been shown at many venues, including the Alvar Alto Symposium, the Architectural League of New York and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, which holds several of his project archives. In May 2015 a major monographic exhibition entitled ‘Between the Sun and the Moon’ opened at Bordeaux’s Arc en Rêve, Centre d’Architecture. The exhibition focuses on the work processes of Studio Mumbai and explores the recurring themes that inform Bijoy Jain’s oeuvre. The exhibition has now moved to the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen where it can be visited until March 2016.

 


 

 

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