Shahibhag, Ahemdabad

This large residence, built for one of Ahmedabad’s mill owners, is based on the spatial and climatic concepts developed in the Tube House and the Hindustan Lever Pavilion. The plan sets up a series of parallel bearing walls, punctuated by interior courts and “canon”, climaxing in the living room which opens out onto the main garden to the south.

The house is placed at the northern end of the site so as to maximize the size of this garden and to enhance the spatial sequence of getting there.