The Cocoon House is a work of art, meticulously designed to evoke the notion of a cocoon—a secure sanctuary that embodies cherished memories and an affluent lifestyle. The unusual complexity of their plot presented a challenge, prompting the creative notion of a cocoon as the guiding architectural framework.
MAXIMISING SPACE FOR UNFOLDING EXPERIENCES
The plot's length was intentionally used to heighten the unfolding of experiences within the space using a thoughtful design approach. The entry, cleverly located in the southwest corner, offers a stunning view that leads into a well-lit foyer area. As visitors enter, their eyes are drawn diagonally across the room, providing tantalizing glimpses of the rich flora that covers the rear.
CENTRAL LIVING SPACE: A HUB OF INTERACTION
A large, centrally situated living area in the core of the property invites all spaces to converge into a hub of activity. This section features simple aesthetics, traditional artwork, and sufficient seating options, giving the space vitality and character. A skylight above the seating area lets in natural light throughout the day, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.
A well-designed dining space adjacent to the living area creates another spectacular meeting zone. With big windows that open into the garden, this location harmoniously blends elegance with nature, providing a tranquil dining experience. The sunken patio contains a stylishly built bar area, adding to the charm of this architectural marvel.
THE CENTRAL COURTYARD: A GUIDING LIGHT
At the core of the architectural brilliance of the Khosla Residence lies the central courtyard, a beacon of light beckoning residents and visitors alike toward the heart of the home. The play of light within this courtyard is meticulously arranged, evoking the element of peace while accentuating the space's beauty. As one enters the house, one's gaze is attracted irresistibly to this lit refuge. This architectural idea not only adds a surprising feature but also maximizes available space while assuring a lovely interplay of light.
SIMPLICITY AND SERENITY
The bedrooms in the house reflect simplicity and tranquility, and they serve as getaways after a long day. The layout is simple, with the bed as the main piece of furniture. Wood features offer warmth and elegance, and are matched by many windows that let in plenty of natural light, leading to a serene and well-lit ambiance.
BLENDING HERITAGE, ADVENTURE, AND SUSTAINABILITY
Mr. and Mrs. Khosla's adventure culminated in the creation of a mansion that exudes grandeur while embracing sustainability. Their architectural vision created an inward-looking home—a cocoon—that made efficient use of the large property. The ultimate product is a remarkable blend of clever design that flawlessly blends their lifestyle, ecological ethics, and a profound understanding for their unique life experiences.
The Cocoon House is a testament to the power of deliberate design, reflecting the Khosla family's rich tapestry of history and passions.
As their home breathes life into their treasures, it stands as a testament to architectural brilliance, encapsulating luxury, sustainability, and a celebration of a life well-lived.
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