Parikrama House | SPASM Design Architects
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Parikrama House | SPASM Design Architects

Parikrama House design stage A friend representing the Portuguese Minimal-window producer PANORAMAS approached us with a project to create a case study home in the Murud region, situated amidst a beautiful coconut grove. The primary objective was to design a house where the state-of-the-art and modern windows would effortlessly blend and disappear against the backdrop of the lush green landscape.

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Parikrama House’s Design Concept

The design concept of Parikrama House evolved in a serpentine manner, resembling a two-headed worm. The sleeping areas are placed in a sequence, while the elevated main living and dining zones are positioned at opposite ends of this sequence. The concept is centered on a PARIKRAMA, which creates a path for circumambulation where movement between spaces maintains consistent contact with the outdoors.

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The Parikrama House was constructed using TILT-UP STONE slabs, which allowed for the inclusion of small windows within the cavity walls. A 40-millimeter thick layer of granite was selected as the primary material due to its durable and timeless qualities, which make it a highly-regarded building material. Moreover, granite is an environmentally friendly material that requires minimal processing from quarry to site.

Parikrama House

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This creation is envisioned as a state-of-the-art yet timeless structure. It features massive glass panels arranged juxtaposed against substantial stone slabs. The primitive essence of habitation is evident as daylight transitions into a starry night sky, and the radiance emanates through the glass, rendering the stone imperceptible. This is a reversal of the daytime perception. Even as everything else fades away, the stones will endure.

Parikrama House

© Umang Shah

Project Info:
Architects: SPASM Design Architects
Area: 8050 ft²
Year: 2020
Photographs: Umang Shah
Manufacturers: panoramah!®
Design Team: Sangeeta Merchant, Sanjeev Panjabi, Divyesh Kargathra, Pratishi Shah
City: Nandgaon
Country: India

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