Farm house at Dhodaballapur

The trick these days, increasingly, is to find yourself some kind of a home, a refuge amid the competing demands of the day, a place that will fit you as neatly as tailored cloth.This farmhouse for Shashi and Lavanya on their Mango farm isn’t a modern farmhouse, necessarily, but rather a transitional farmhouse. We pulled in a lot of different styles and designs to create an eclectic feel that we think is really beautiful and elegant.

As opposed to many of the exceptional residential structures in the region, Shashi and Lavanya wanted a house that is a true home, inside and out. With the second child on its way, their city dwelling has already begun to feel cramped. 

The largest challenge was the location of the site, about 55km into native un-touched farmlands in Dhodaballapur - far away from Bangalore. The distant and a heavily contoured site brought its own challenges with it. 

 Site Analysis I The original site before our intervention.

The site for the farm house was a chunk of land on a 50 acre mango tree farm. This gave them the luxury of a larger plot and a bit more privacy. The whole farm was contoured and sloped towards the south where a man made rain water pit collected the flowing water from all the trenches. 

Material Pallete

Random Rubble Stone base with sunken pointing

Native laterite stone for selected walls

Earthy Jaisalmer marble for flooring

Composite shingles as roofing tiles.

Foundation and walls

Foundation using size stone masonary to retian the heavyily contouring earth.

The plinth beam offset towards the inner edge of the hosue to accomodate the random rubble wall work on the outside.

Random Rubble stone work formation - stone by stone

Composite walls with base in RRM and Brick work after a certain height