In the cusp of the shrouded Uttaranchal Hills, India, a quiet community of similar homes dot the hillside with serene views of the forgotten valley. Yet one breaks away with a cottage that feels spacious, minimal, and in tune with the surrounding nature.
Harnessing the power of place is to architecture what self-actualisation is to us people. Let’s take a moment to admire these exemplars of self-actualised architecture, uncovered in our hunt for Habitus House of the Year 2020.
From perforated metal screening to veils of bamboo, these five houses from Habitus House of the Year 2020 feature façades that are beautifully intricate with intellect to boot.
A simple, unadorned exterior to Palm Avenue in India belies the depth of thought that went into this multi-generational house by Architecture Discipline.
In a rarely seen move, Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects builds a house to its boundaries in order to get the most of nature – but in this case, nature is found inside its four walls.
Nestled deep within the hilly terrain of Hyderabad, India, Lakehouse by CollectiveProject offers its owners – and their guests – a weekend respite from urban life.
Despite its location in the heart of an Indian capital city, Spacefiction Studio has designed this house to ensure that its residents will always enjoy a sense of privacy, lightness, and proximity to nature.
It took the residents of this Brick House in Bangalore, India, twelve years to decide they’d outgrown their former residence. This new build by Collective Project responds to the family’s needs now and into the future.
The Norse Collection, four recently launched rug designs by Anna-Carin for Designer Rugs were inspired by the first system of writing developed by the Norsemen.
Experimenting with distinctive compositions, Abin Design Studio transforms a soft-scaped outdoor space and façade for a residential site in West Bengal.