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This complex house is set in stark context to the simple conical form of the hill behind. The porch has an interesting perforated wall alongside the strong curved entrance which sets the tone for the rest of the house, with its free standing planes and undulating facades. The clear sunlight on these planes fashion intricate patterns of light & shade, while vertical skylights further enhance the quality of light within the building.
The Garware house has been built at the base of the Pandav-Leni caves on the Mumbai-Nasik highway. The caves are steeped in history that dates back to over 2,000 years
Garware house won the Journal of Indian Institute of Architects Award 1994 for the 'Shelter' Category

Located in the heart of the mill area of Mumbai -Lower Parel. It was decided to design a low building with a large footprint in sympathy with the other surrounding buildings.

The building had to house the offices and workshops of five different companies. Instead of a horizontal division it was decided to divide the building vertically,

thus ensuring an independent entry and hence identity for each owner. To then combine very different requirements and integrate them into a single building was the challenging task.
The relatively single plane north elevation contrasts sharply with the stepped southern side where every office opens onto a landscaped terrace. To integrate all these five units, a strong pylon type entry has been created on the main road. At the end of the stilted entry floor, heavy landscaping terminates the axis.
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