Architecture is about inclusion, as much as it is about the environment, design, and the inhabitant’s context. It is about creating boundaries while also blurring them where necessary. Located in the rural village of Yavat, Maharashtra, India, is The House of Tranquil Rooms.
This house was designed for an agricultural family of two brothers. It is a traditional courtyard house that builds upon the beauty of natural, emotional, and physical boundaries. However, its essence is borrowed from the courtyard and its tree.
The house has abundant and resplendent views of lush green farms from every angle. This allows the inhabitants to feel the tranquility and rootedness of living in a village, where people are humble, nature is benevolent, and lives are uncomplicated. This house was built to protect, nourish, and pay homage to the village’s traditional ways of living. It does this through small yet significant architectural interventions.
One of the most significant interventions is the use of local materials. The walls are made of mudbrick, which helps to keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The roof is made of terracotta tiles, which provide natural insulation. The doors and windows are made of wood, which allows for natural ventilation.
Another significant intervention is the way the house is organized. The courtyard is the heart of the house. It is a place where the family can gather, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The rooms are arranged around the courtyard, so that each room has access to natural light and ventilation.
The House of Tranquil Rooms is a beautiful and functional example of traditional Indian architecture. It is a place where the family can live in harmony with nature and with each other.
Via: Arch Daily
Please note that the property featured in this article is not for sale.
The showcased property, was created by the following team:
Architects: Craft Narrative
- Area: 4500 Sq Mt.
- Year: 2023
Photographs: Studio Recall, Studio Sohaib
Lead Architects: Yatindra Patil, Vijay Kharade
Last modified: September 27, 2023