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Villa in the Palms

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationMumbai, India
CompanyAbraham John Architects
Lead ArchitectAlan Abraham
Design TeamAbraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Niranjan Fulsundar, Neha Gupta, Vatsal Mistry
ClientAnokha - Marisha Dutt & Steven Gutkin

Villa in the Palms has been designed around nature, exhibiting great warmth through its use of natural elements. Sloping roofs pay homage to the monsoons and the concept and footprint for the Villa have been dictated by the nineteen coconut trees that thrived for decades on the land. The building volumes occupy the spaces in-between the trees, orienting themselves for the best views of the fields around. Bridges, pools and covered decks meander through the trees to connect these volumes. The building design adopts distinct features of Goa with local laterite stone walls and wooden screens.