MIRADOR

MIRADOR

Architect
SHROFFLEóN
Location
Karjat, Maharashtra, India | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Suleiman Merchant
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
LightingFlos
LightingHatsu
Comet Floor Lamp, Lino 3 - Chandelier, Laser Floor Lamp
LightingThe White Teak Company
Take a walk smart
ManufacturersJALARAM TIMBERS
WindowsPORTA FINESTRA
ManufacturersRAWSTEEN

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting
Lighting
Comet Floor Lamp, Lino 3 - Chandelier, Laser Floor Lamp by Hatsu
Lighting
Take a walk smart by The White Teak Company
Manufacturers
Windows
Manufacturers

MIRADOR

SHROFFLEóN as Architects

Deep within the untamed wilderness of Karjat, stands a symbol of refuge on a tranquil 3.5 acres of farmland. Moulded as a monolithic mass of architecture, a building docks itself in liquid stone as an escape from the rigour of city life. The built form mimics the natural rusticity of its surroundings by standing bare against the sun to weather gracefully, as it was crafted to do so. It is in this state of solitude and ageing character that the farmhouse becomes second home to a family eagerly in search of a change in pace, far from any vestige of civilization. 

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant

In response to the pre-existing thriving farmland, the anatomy of the 2 bhk architecture choreographs itself respectfully to blend in rather than to stand out. Its insatiable appetite to be one with nature nudges the structure to drop anchor at the highest point within the farmscape, and with good reason. To frame and capture as much of the sceneries as possible, from where they are most plentifully served.

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant

If it is not the hills in the distance, it is the cascading waterfall nearby; or sometimes the fruits of mango tree plantations, paddy fields and vegetable patches seem more attractive to seize.

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant

Special features:

The slow pace of farm life dawns through the glass facades as the sun’s rays generously pierce into the central living-dining core at rise and set, giving it a dynamic energy of life. Instilling a town square-like vibe, this communal space serves as a perfect spot for social gatherings.

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant

Away from the communal, privacy awaits at the East and West wings flanked on either side. Each wing accommodates a bed & bath suite and idyllically feels part of the landscape as its glass walls dissolve into the sceneries.  Minimalism is the protagonist of the building’s design narration. An inkling of material exploration only begins to manifest at the habitable spaces, where textures primarily dress horizontal plains in concrete and stone. 

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant

A larger bulk of vertical surfaces comprises glass screens that choose to render themselves with the all-encompassing sceneries that become part of the interior decor. A hint of opaque verticals breaks the transparency of the built, in an accented tone of natural stone walls.

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant

The floating edifice, retires by night only to the whistle of crickets and the sonic backdrop of the Ulhas River nearby, perfectly defeating the visceral distractions and strictures of city life.

photo_credit Suleiman Merchant
Suleiman Merchant
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