Minoti House

This farmhouse, sited on a long rectangular plot of land, is designed as a transparent and open space to blend into the landscape that has open grassy vistas with clumps of shrubs and trees framing the land. The vaulted brick roofs of the building float over a swimming pool with the central part of the house acting a bridge between the public spaces like living, dining, kitchen with the private spaces like bedrooms and studies. The wrap around verandah overlooks the sunken court and the pool. The ornamental water bodies create a micro-climate of an oasis in the hot dry composite climate of the region. The building materials are exposed concrete, bricks, stone and wood; unadorned and yet soft and inviting. The intimate scale of the spaces lends itself to the rural lifestyle.