New Delhi, 2018
Set in a dense grid of mature mango trees, the project reflects the dichotomy of respecting the territory belonging to the tree trunks and it’s foliage along with inscribing our own rhythm on the ground plane. A series of stone clad walls, scraping just below the tree canopy level, are used as a design tool to not only spatially define the three courts but also to engage directly with the building. Clad in rough Kurnoor grey limestone, the monochromatic walls help establish multiple thresholds for the visitors. A consistent tectonic of steel, timber, glass, and stone, along with grey walls seems nestled within the deep colored trunks and leaves of the orchard.