Moira Villa

Typology: Residential

Location: Moira, Goa

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Status: completed: Completed

Tucked away in the quaint village of Moira, is this residence designed to exude the warmth that we associate with the word 'home'. The nature of the site coupled with the very clear pursuit of the Client to live close to nature made this an extremely joyous and rewarding design process. Minimum land cutting, traditional load-bearing construction method, local laterite stone, traditional mangalore tiles roof with local wood and a climate-responsive design were the keywords from day one. Every site visit was associated with numerous sightings of peacocks, birds and other creatures. Our design was not to be a hindrance to this, but to continue ‘sharing’ the space with them. Result is a single storey home that disappears into the surroundings, with living spaces that remain naturally cool even in the peak summers. A perfect safe haven to unwind and relax in the lap of nature.