The house was conceived for couple and their children, and the program on this 1525 sqft plot required a space for car parking, 4 bedrooms and public spaces such as living, dining and kitchen interacting with a large garden. The south-facing side of the plot has a beautiful tree straddling the compound wall and we were keen to establish a dialogue between the house and the tree. Copious amounts of natural light bathe this living room via indoor courtyard while louvered operable blinds allow for controlled light and views via large expanses of glass on the south elevations. The levels are taken in consideration while designing, where the staircase lead to private bedrooms and interact with the double height volumes of the living area. The house is richly layered and textured with a judicious mix of materials, which extends into the choice of furniture, furnishings and artwork.