The site which is thickly wooded is located on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary in Chikkamagalur. The brief was to design a retreat where the client a renowned wildlife scientist could observe wildlife and write.
The house is elevated on stilts with a verandah all around to facilitate the viewing of wildlife. The predominant construction material is bamboo which forms the framework of the roof & the roofing sheets.
Solar photovoltaic systems provide the required electrical power, a biomass heater meets the hot water requirement, rendering the house completely self sufficient.
Shakti Executive Housing
Prakash Rao's Residence