The House with the Gabion | Spasm Design
Text description provided by the architects. Pawna Lake, offers some killer vistas.
This country home starts with an 8 foot thick Gabion wall, which acts as a spine, the first marker which runs for 170 feet, from north to south.
All spaces in a one room thick linear organization attach themselves to the Gabion and a generous 10-foot wide verandah lined in local bricks becomes the movement and principal living zone.
The break in the Gabion becomes the point of entry, almost like slipping in discretely, into a densely planted court, confronted by a swing bed, framing the phenomenal view.
The innovation of the musket spouts and the full length Y-rain collector makes sure that the water shed by the roof is tamed and shot out away from the verandah. This is a high precipitation, catchment area.
Open showers, high rooms, terrazzo en-suites and brass lamps add to the overall frugal natural atmosphere. The Gabion has become overgrown and is ruinous and modern at once, in a way.
We, couldn’t see any other way of addressing the site.
Architects : Spasm Design
Location : Lonavala, India
Architects in Charge: Sanjeev Panjabi, Sangeeta Merchant
Area : 150.0 m2
Project Year: 2017
Photographs :Photographix – Sebastian & Ira, Shashank Patil
Structural Engineer : Rajeev Shah
Landscape : A.Y. Ratiwalla
Gabion Wall Construction : Amit Redker
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