Sometimes trying to find the most satisfying getaway means going back to basics. And this scenic home in Khadakvasla, India — designed by _OPOLIS Architects — represents simplicity in its purest form.
Contemporary architecture can be, at times, a little distant and cold. But the team at Opolis Architects sculpted a perfect weekend haven with strong design sensibilities and a welcoming, unpretentious warmth.
The architects also made sustainability a priority — the house utilizes underground tanks to harvest rainwater for domestic use, similar to how the nearby Khadalwasla Dam supplies water to the city of Pune.
The use of natural materials and open spaces comfortably exudes a sense of belonging.
The broad pavilion-like core space captures the panoramic view, which binds the architecture and landscape together like puzzle pieces.
Perched on a mountainous ridge, this is a destination to add to your bucket list if you want a breath of fresh air.