House of Greens offers “a garden experience in every space”

Planted balconies surround open living spaces at this house in Bangalore, designed by Indian studio 4site Architects for a nature-loving family.

Named House of Greens, the four-bedroom home is informed by Bangalore’s history of green spaces and parks, which have earned it the moniker of the “garden city” of India.

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Planted balconies surround House of Greens

“As a tribute to Bangalore, the theme of the house is to reflect the garden and abundance of green spaces,” 4site Architect’s founder Chandrakant Kanthigavi told Dezeen.

“The concept of the house was carefully conceived to offer a garden experience in every space,” he added.

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Extended floor slabs create terraces around the home

The rectilinear volume of House of Greens is defined by its oversized floor plates, which extend outwards to provide space for large garden terraces edged with trailing plants.

Entering via a parking space and porch sheltered by one of these floor plates, a paved path leads into the home’s entrance area. Beyond this is a large L-shaped living, dining and kitchen space, which hugs the rear garden.

In this living space, a double-height space has been carved out and lined with folding, wood-framed glass doors that open onto the rear garden.

On the opposite side of the home, a prayer room sits alongside a smaller, more private garden with a paved path leading past the main bedroom to a seating area at the front of the home.

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There is double-height living room with wood-framed doors

Above, a more private family lounge is flanked by two additional bedrooms and a study, and on the second floor, another bedroom sits alongside a gym that opens onto the House of Greens’ large rooftop terrace.

The home’s external finishes are pared back to create a plain backdrop for the extensive planting. On the first floor and eastern facade, a wall of textured, brown laterite stone is punctured by narrow openings.

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The home references Bangalore’s reputation as a “garden city”

For the interiors, more contemporary finishes are combined with the work of local artists and craftspeople, including a butterfly chandelier in the living room and bird murals on the first floor.

“We wanted to create a ‘pavilion-like’ setting for all common spaces, [and] we have weaved a common theme of a biophilic material palette that enhances the outdoor atmosphere,” said Kanthigavi.

Other homes recently completed in India include The Infinite Rise by Earthscape Studio and a skylit home by A Threshold that offers a “seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living”.

The photography is by Ekansh Goel of Studio Recall.

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