Location : Kashid, Alibag, Maharashtra
Client : Vikram Chatwal/ Savi Choudhary
Project Status : Completed in 2008
Plot Area : 3 acres
Built-up Area : 5000 sqft
Structural Consultants : ParagNerlekar
MEP consultants : Sheth Techno
Quantity Surveyors : Deepak Ambekar
The Shadow House nestles within the landscape and explores the spatial interrelations between the land form and built envelope.
The contoured site with its four mango trees and a coconut grove provides adequate shade to the site. The program of the house has been fragmented based on shadows traces of the mango trees over the day. Framing the view and the foliage over the programmed and the non-programmed spaces , defines the architecture of the project. The formally fragmented pavilions are bound by interconnecting of landscape. The differences in levels have been used to locate sleeping spaces that are carved into the land rather than building a multi-storied structure.