Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat, which features a gently undulating brick facade that offers shade from the sun. The building’s location at the intersection of two roads informed the architects’ decision to divide it into two contrasting zones – one encased in concrete and the other in brick.

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Pavilion-like house offers spectacular views of India’s Western Ghats mountains

Volcanic stone walls and sculptural skylights are among the features of this holiday home by Khosla Associates, which looks out over a picturesque mountain lake in southwest India. The retreat is located in the heart of the Western Ghats, a mountain range older than the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery takes centre stage in the building,

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Samira Rathod’s Shadow House provides refuge from scorching Indian sun

A weathered steel roof slopes over the gravelled courtyard at the centre of this concrete house in western India, which architect Samira Rathod has designed to offer residents plenty of shade from the sun. The Shadow House is located in Alibaug, a coastal town located south of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai-based architect Samira Rathod wrapped the 5,000-square-foot residence

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Anahata’s pared-back house in western India features facade designed as “a piece of art”

The sculptural facade of this house in the Indian city of Belgaum comprises staggered blocks containing rooms that extend out from a central plant-filled courtyard. Padival House was designed by local studio Anahata for a young couple with two children, who wanted a modern home to sit on a site in a typical gridiron residential neighbourhood.

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House with stone walls built by Spasm Design around a sunken courtyard in India

This house in Malavli, India, features walls made from local Kotah stone and a glazed, subterranean courtyard (+ slideshow). Called Gomati, the house is located between Mumbai and Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was designed by Mumbai studio Spasm Design, which previously created another house in the region using concrete mixed with local basalt stone. An More

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Sliding and spinning walls animate facade of house by Matharoo Associates

At the touch of a button, the chunky marble walls that surround this house in India divide up into spinning and sliding panels, revealing a more lightweight glass facade behind (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Designed by architects office Matharoo Associates, the house transforms from an “impregnable shell” into a glass pavilion, allowing residents to vary the amount of More

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Reclaimed windows and doors form facades of Collage House by S+PS Architects

Old doors and windows, antique wooden columns and metal drainpipes give this house in Mumbai an aesthetic its architects claim is inspired by the ramshackle buildings found throughout the city (+ slideshow). Local studio S+PS Architects designed Collage House to accommodate four generations of the same family. It is located on top of a hill overlooking More

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Riverside house by Architecture Brio is partially embedded in a grassy hillock

This weekend residence by Architecture Brio is half-embedded in the bank of a river that winds its way through the foothills of the Western Ghats, a mountain range bordering India’s western coast (+ slideshow). Sitting just below the top of a hill, the 330-square-metre residence has a vegetated roof that disguises the bulk of the More

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Indian pool house by 42mm Architecture boasts a concrete frame and a transparent middle

A thick loop of concrete forms the walls, flooring and roof of this pool house, completed by Indian firm 42mm Architecture in the garden of a New Delhi residence (+ slideshow). Described by 42mm Architecture as “a pebble in the grass”, the 400-square-metre building has a smooth concrete shell, but its front and rear walls More

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Skylit swimming pool forms the heart of Bangalore residence by Ochre

Rooms in this Bangalore house are arranged around a large indoor pool that occupies a double-height atrium below a glazed roof (+ slideshow). Named after its owner, Tyagi’s House was designed by local architectural firm Ochre for a leafy plot within the southern Indian city. The interior is dominated by the mosaic-lined pool, which is overlooked by internal balconies and […]

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Hornbill House by Biome Environmental Solutions faces out over an Indian tea plantation

This holiday chalet by Bangalore firm Biome Environmental Solutions has walls of stone and mud brick, and nestles into a hillside overlooking a tea and coffee plantation in southern India (+ slideshow). Hornbill House shelters below a tree in the grounds of the O’land plantation in Nilgiri, a district of Tamil Nadu. The foundations of the small […]

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Sameep Padora’s Lattice House is an Indian holiday home wrapped by wooden screens

The stacked horizontal volumes that make up this house in Jammu, India, are clad in vertical timber battens to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Lattice House was designed by Sameep Padora & Associates as a second home, and the client also wanted it to be possible to rent out the upper floor. The […]

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