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  • Writer's pictureTarunpreet Singh Bhatia

Elle Decor features the Tapered House

Contemporary warm-climate architecture tends to welcome the outdoors with living spaces that transcend the boundaries between inside and out. For The Tapered House—a 4,500 sq ft home in Chandigarh, an open and flexible outlook beautifully articulated with exposed brickwork, Indian marbles, natural wood, timber, Moroccan tiles etc, does the trick.

Drawing a fine balance between the vision of the clients and of his practice, principal architect Tarunpreet Singh Bhatia of Studio Mohenjodaro has crafted this home for five. He wanted to build a sensible structure that could identify itself with a sculpture-like aesthetic in its immediate surroundings.

The city beautiful, planned by the legendary architect Le Corbusier, is famous worldwide as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India. The raw, brutally exposed texture of its buildings have inspired and taught generations as to how limited means can open avenues of unprecedented achievement and add value to spaces and those inhabiting them. Taking inspiration from this philosophy, Studio Mohenjodaro designed The Tapered House, which would stay true to the character and spirit of Chandigarh.

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