Sailing in a ferry far from the madding crowds of Mumbai, towards the quaint coastal town of Alibag; the rattle and hum of the city is silenced. The prelude to the experience, that is The Mango House, is set in motion on arrival – a walk down the sunlit pier and a short drive from the port along a long silent dirt road under a canopy of lush green trees.
As one steps through the gates it takes a moment to look past the trees and find the house sitting almost inconspicuously between them. The age-old inhabitants of the site – the mango trees – governed the simple form of the house. As a direct response to the resolute and intricate network of roots, careful attention was paid to leave them unharmed and unhampered.
Alluding to the vernacular, a rich sense of culture and tradition is ever present – The Mango House helps the city-dwelling family to connect with nature by being organic in both spirit and content. A space where Design meets Life – bridging the growing gap between us and the natural environment. The design speaks of modest desires and smart aesthetic appeal, all the while serving as a place to call ‘home’.