Shailesh Devi is the architect behind this futuristic house architecture in Nashik, India. She seeks to bridge the ever-growing gap between city life and nature.
With its organic forms and poetic play of light and shadow, the project offers a much needed psychological refuge. “As the urban dweller tired from the stresses of everyday life, seeking rejuvenation, turns towards nature, his quest is to seek inner joy, unbound his energies to become one with the forces of nature”, says Shailesh Devi.
According to Shailesh Devi, who leads architecture firm within N without, ‘gumpha house’ takes the visitor on an unexpected journey between heaven and earth, between light and darkness. Indeed, with its undulating lines and pathways the house resembles a living organism that playfully leads you on a continuous journey of discovery. To elaborate, upon arriving at the site, one is immediately exposed to an unusual form of primitive architecture — with stone walls and minimal design lines. However, as the architect explains, this elementary feature aims at helping the individual reconnect with their essence as human beings, and with their inner peace.
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Organic forms help establish a poetic play of light and shadow.
The architect says also:
“The interiors are introvert and contemplative, [while] the exteriors offer you vistas of the surroundings, engaging both joyous and peaceful essence of man, initiating an intense experience, in turn making you richer by the time you leave for the city”