House cast in Liquid Stone, Khopoli, India. Architect: SPASM ARCHITECTS , 2020.
|:||Main living room. House cast in Liquid Stone, Khopoli, India. Architect: SPASM ARCHITECTS , 2020.|
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|:||House cast in Liquid Stone|
|:||House cast in Liquid Stone, Khopoli, India. Architect: SPASM ARCHITECTS , 2020.|
|:||New Build Home|
|:||A second home on a rocky outcrop at the start of the western ghats (highlands), Khopoli, in Maharashtra, India. An area of high precipitation in the monsoons, and equal heat during the summers, the site changes remarkably from March to July, with the onset of the south westerly monsoons. Basalt the local black rock of the region is what this site was about. We chose to build the house as an accretion on this rocky basalt outcrop with the same inherent material transformed. An outgrowth which was made of a mix of water, sand, cement and the granular basalt. Concrete finely honed to serve as refuge, to face the climatic changes that the site offered. The house was conceived as a cast for human occupation, a refuge which trapped the views, the sun, the rain, the air, and became one with the cliff edge it stood on. Akin to the growth of a coral, the substance of the walls and roof dictate the experience of inhabiting the site. Stone has been used in many forms, based on use, wear, grip, texture. The dark saturated black matt-ness conjures a cool sense of refuge and calm.|
|:||House cast in Liquid Stone; architecture; Private Home; new build home; Asia; India; Khopoli; 2020; 21st Century; SPASM ARCHITECTS; Nobody; Full Frame; room view; day; exterior; concrete; week-end home; brutalist; low-lying; fortress-like; living room; red sofa; pillow; playful; cheerful; colourful; eclectic; concrete wall; area rug; table; chair; design furniture|