Sameep Padora & Associates Uses Laterite Stone Blocks in this Goan ‘House of Multiple Courts’

Sameep Padora & Associates | House of Multiple Courts Goa

Indian architecture firm- Sameep Padora & Associates- designed this residential house in a settlement within the midst of a serene littoral landscape adjacent to lush paddy fields in Goa. As its name suggests, ‘House of Multiple Courts’, the house has a series of courtyards that allow natural ventilation and ample sunlight. Solid load-bearing laterite stone blocks form three sides of the house while the fourth wall facing the north contains a laterite and a wooden colonnade that provides views to the adjacent river. The architect shared more information about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Read on:

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Solid Laterite Stone Block Walls

The firm used sold laterite stone block walls to form simple opaque walls, porous screens, and structural corbels depending upon the program they enclose.sameep padora

A Series of Courtyards

The interior programs of the housing pivot around a series of courts the first of which is an entrance designed through the water court designed around a restored existing well found on site.

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The sequence of courtyard experience is scaled to respond to varying degrees of common & private programs. 

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An open to sky central courtyard ties the whole house leading to programs of the living room, dining space eventually to the pool overlooking the riverine landscape.

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The bedrooms open into smaller, more intimate courtyards with their roofs modulated to cascade rainwater into these landscaped courts.

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The architecture of the house at Nachinola, North Goa is hence a device for framing the horizontal scale of the riverine landscape beyond and conversely captures a scaled version of the landscape within the house.


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Project Details

Project Name: House of Multiple Courts
Architecture: Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a)
Design Team: Subham Pani, Nikita Khatwani, Aparna Dhareshwar,
Completion Year: 2019
Built Area: 500 sq m
Project Location: Goa, India
Interior Design & Styling: Tarun Tahiliani Homes
Photographs: Ahilia Homes
Structural Consultant: Rajeev Shah
MEP Consultant: MEPtek consultants
Text and Photo Courtesy: Sameep Padora & Associates

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