Sadara, Gujarat 2007 - 2009
In this village on the river Sabarmati, in a quiet corner of the street, this rustic, rugged house is built as the occasional abode for a family whose roots rest here. Traditional thick walls and verandah shelter a large family space around a chowk. Access is organized by a path that runs from front to back of the narrow plot, adjoining open living spaces on one side, and moving past packed services and private rooms on the other. In this house with 3 bedrooms, stone covered plinths form beds. The open terrace on the first floor finds its privacy in tall protective walls that channel the wind from the river and open at their ends for the vistas of village and river.