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The Leaf House, Alibag, Maharashtra, India (2012)

Artist/Designer: SJK Architects

Project Location: Mumbai, India

Figure 1: The interior of the area under the roof, which merges indoor outdoor into one ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 2: The house from another angle, lit up in the evening ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 3: Interior of the bedrooms ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 4: Swimming pool area ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 5: The view of the house before entering, there is a large portion of the ground chunked out and filled in with pebbles ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 6: Construction of the house ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 7: Floor plan ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )
Figure 8: This image shows that the architect was inspired by the simple overlap of leaves ( Source | Accessed : May 31, 2020 | Photographer: SJK Architects )

Style/Period(s):
Organic Architecture

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Wood, Concrete

Function(s):
Residential Structure

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Significant Date(s):
21st Century, 2012

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Significant Dates: October 2013



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Tags: Architecture, Residential, Concrete, Leaves, Houses, India, Slideshows, Indian houses



This is an excellent example of biomorohic design. The house shape and overall plan was inspired by the soft edges of a leaf turned up. This led the architect to literally emulate this same soft curve in the form of a solid roof structure within the house. All elements and spaces of the house, interact with the lush landscape and the exotic trees outside. Nature plays a pivotal role in giving this house harmony between the interior & exterior

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