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CASA FELIZ- the brink story, tropical life-style and a design subservient to nature.
“The sturdy willingness of standing on a threshold, the crossing of which might transcend you right into a placate world”.
A robust want of a connection, change and unlearning (studying’s and expertise of city world) requires a creation of such a threshold within the constructed kind.
A meandering driveway round dense cluster of current bushes inaugurates your reference to nature and in the end reveals the entrance facade of the home. The unforeseeable scale of a 20 toes huge essential metal entrance door set in a punctuated brick facade, redefines scale and acts as a divider between the skin and the within world.
It’s this bodily threshold that disconnects you from the mundane of the world and on the similar time embarks placidness. Passing via this portal one feels purged of their non-tangible baggage therefore reinforcing the idea of a threshold.
Contemplating the choices by the sheer location of the location, the coast, the climate, the dense panorama, the odor of greens, the nice visuals of perennial blooms grew to become the proper components for a tropical life-style and a constructing strategy which is cultural acutely aware and cohesive to the tropics.
The villa set within the quaint little coastal city of Alibaug to the south of Mumbai guarantees an ideal getaway.
This 10,000 sq.ft modern home spreads itself on a 2acre website which is blessed by nature with dense flora and a small water physique on its south east. Paying respect to the prevailing flora on website the grasp plan takes beginning by surrounding the home across the main cluster of bushes and a squarish manicured courtyard then turns into the epicentre of the home.
This courtyard internet hosting palms and lumps of inexperienced is held by two ‘L’ formed constructing blocks. This court docket gives visuals to the encompassing public areas and the circulation hall on its periphery. These two blocks strike a really contrasting nature, one being stable and the opposite being permeable. The fabric palette of the home has a monolithic character, the clay bricks deliver within the required heat and the usage of metallic parts brings within the sharpness and modern look.
Bigger than life artefacts and tectonic petrified wooden centre desk develop into a few of the protagonist in the home.
The elevated swimming pool edged in dressed stone masonry is indifferent from the construction by a gravel deck giving it a vibe of a pure oasis.
The home concentrates on encompassing nature throughout, therefore blurring the boundaries of the within outdoors expertise..
Casa Feliz Gallery