From the outset, the initial proposition had been intriguing, not merely considering the status of the client as an Indian Fiction Author, but rather a result of the seductive challenge to design for a former Architect turned writer.

    Ground Floor Plan
    Ground Floor Plan: 1. Entry, 2. Concrete Cavern, 3. Living Room, 4. Dining Room, 5. Breakfast Alcove, 6. Kitchen, 7. Bedroom, 8. Master Bedroom, 9. Walk-In Closet, 10-A, B, C, D. Toilets, 11. Service Area, 12. Forecourt, 13. East Court, 14. North Court, 15. Parking, 16-17. Bedrooms, 18. Study Room, 19-A, B. Domestic Help Rooms, 20. Elevator, 21. Lotus Pond, 22. Study 'Niche'  © Mathew and Ghosh Architects

    In creating a home as entwined with cryptic enigmas - strokes of tenebrosity punctuated with flashes of warmth, as the mind of the wordsmith within. A house unravelled gradually; through modulated darkness; prolonging the journey of moving inwards, never revealing its inner spaces in their entirety, with pauses and distances. Like the client, design now had to make the arduously promising journey from architecture, towards the transformative literary arts.

    © Pallon Daruwala/Mathew & Ghosh Architects