Palmyra House : By Studio Mumbai

Posted on October 30, 2010


Mumbai, India 
Studio Mumbai
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Studio Mumbai names two louvered boxes Palmyra house after a popular Indian tree

Photo courtesy Studio Mumbai
The Palmyra House is set in a working coconut plantation. So as not to disturb the land, much of the house was built by hand by the architect's longstanding team of carpenters.

It is said that the Palmyra tree can be used in 800 different ways. Its leaves make fine hats, thatching, umbrellas, mats, and baskets; its fruits and their sap, popularly called toddy, are a local delicacy. Architect Bijoy Jain, however, is perhaps the only person who has named a house after it. He designed the Palmyra House with signature louvers made from the tree’s cut, dried, and locally harvested wood, setting a course of using sustainable, regional materials to guide the project. 
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