chidambarum agashiye

Ahmedabad, Gujarat   2013 - 2014

This open terrace reclaims the space above an old garage to create a three sided elevated court for a residence on the river. The steel frame rests on a raised beam, and projects over the existing facade, anchored in the ground below, to create a shaded arcade at the ground level, and a railing above. Simple teakwood, planks, polished with linseed oil and water, complete a surface that floats in the branches of an old neem tree, flanked by a row of marble shelves projected from the original building's art deco facade.