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Sunday, September 16

Not just another designer..

Architect and designer, Sandeep Khosla, has a wide repertoire of successful projects. His firm's distinct style of tropical residential architecture uses local materials and concepts, but reinterprets them with an innovative and contemporary design sensibility

Presenting some snippets from Sandeep Khosla's work:

The roof uses the distinctive style of traditional homes in rural India

Water feature in the 'indoor courtyard'

Notice the antique chest on the left, and how the colors of the painting match that of the water body!

Interesting wall

Traditional metal 'nandi' statue fits in well in the contemp design

Adore the reading lamp!

Integral part of homes in south of India - water feature within the house

Another example of an internal courtyard open to the sky

Who wouldn't want to live in this home? :)

Textured wall, treated wood for slab, and an interesting faucet

Mediterranean style lounge

Diyas and flowers floating in water niche in the table!

See more of Sandeep's work here...


Brilliant Asylum said...

So beautiful how water is incorporated into the design. I would love to have an indoor courtyard with a reflecting pool!

patricia gray inc.com said...

What beautiful photos. I love internal courtyards and water features in homes. I wished I lived in a climate that I could incorporate these features. I particularly like the traditional roof structure in the first picture.

Chamiya said...

wow..! I am blown away by all of the designs!

Bhavna said...

Thanks Brilliant Asylum and Patricia! Another interesting fact is that according to 'vaastu' (ancient Indian science of architecture), the water body should always be on the 'east' to provide the best benefit to the home owner. :-)

Welcome to An Indian Summer, Chamiya! Glad you enjoyed the post!

Ash said...

Wonderful images. Thanks for sharing!

Bhavna said...

Thanks for dropping by Ash! Hope to *hear* from you again! :)

Life Unscripted! said...

Simply FAB!!!

Thanx for sharing!


Jyoti said...

marvellous job!

adi said...

when i build a house of my own,
brick by brick, layer by layer,
it'll be the most beautiful house in the world,
'cos it'll be decorated with love and care

welcome to delhidreams bhavna
hope u'll keep coming back
by the way am completely hooked to the Indian summer now :)

Bhavna said...

Hi Kanchan! :-)

Thanks for dropping by Jyoti! :)

Bhavna said...

Beautiful note Adi!

Thank you! :)

Xander said...

I love the colors in the photo of the sink... the cool light of the candles around the stone basin, and the warm light glowing on the wood. -X

Bhavna said...

Hi Xander! Glad you liked the image - it is also one of my favorite's in this post.

Hope to *hear* from you again! :)

Shaji.k said...

hi bhavna, u r right! who wouldn't want to live in a house like this. the water body and its surroundings look exquisite. there is total merger of all in each. the slab and facuet r fabulous. it's nice to see architecture using local materials instead of building homes in kanyakumari with marble brought all the way from makrana, all ur hard earned money being mis-spent on transport costs instead of adding value to the home.

Bhavna said...

So true Shaji! And using the local material also ensures that the buiding is 'suited' to the local climate and condition.

thank for dropping by :)

LADY LUXIE said...

Am I in heaven or what???!!...Awww' the internal courtyards are soooo just romantic..so peaceful...I want that! I want that!...

Oh' luxury luxury...come to me!

Bhavna said...

Glad you liked it Lady Luxie :)

Mélanie said...

Beautiful pictures. I love this place , it looks so peaceful .I'm planing one day to come to India , to discover your magical India

Bhavna said...

I would be more than pleased to host you Melanie! :)

vineeta said...

This is very mature work! There is something very evolved about it. I love the vast expanses and the controlled bright or dramatic spots! awesome- thanx for sharing :)

mystic rose said...

beautiful pics!! I so love the inddor courtyards and desperately miss them... :)

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