5500 sq.ft. each / 3 acres
TOMOE is an interpretation of the typical Indian courtyard
house. Responding to its tropical context the design emphasises the use of light and
By manipulating the courtyard i.e. lifting an arm of the house, the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces is blurred, the outdoor experience is enhanced and ground coverage is minimized. The resultant spiral geometry of the house provides enclosed, semi enclosed and outdoor shaded spaces. The spiral segregates private areas on first floor (bedrooms) from public areas on ground floor and service areas in a semi basement. Programmable outdoor spaces such as the loggia on the mezzanine are injected at regular intervals as you move from public to private around the courtyard, maintaining a visual connection across levels.
The house effortlessly contains living areas, a kitchen, six bedrooms, gardens, series of outdoor lounge spaces & terraces and a swimming pool.