A private retreat in a forest, away from everything sometimes seems like a wonderful idea for spending some away with those that matter the most. One such location is in Tala, India. This is where Architecture Brio completed building a wonderful villa in 2016. It’s a 225 square meter structure which can accommodate four adults and two children.
The villa looks modest, one of the goals of the architects working on the project being to integrate it into its surrounding as best as possible. It sits on a hilltop, on a cliff with a rather rugged nature. The conditions on the site and the surroundings inspired the simple and modest design of the building and allowed the architects to create a perfect retreat.
The wooden decks are a key element in the design of the villa. They wrap around the interior spaces acting like a buffer between them and the forest that surrounds the house. They also frame the views and serve as perfect spots for meditation sessions.
Inside the villa, the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. The colors are simple and inspired by nature. White is used in combination with wood and toned of brown complemented by the occasional touch of green.
The layout is simple and meant to ensure a casual and comfortable ambiance. The polished concrete flooring adds a touch of added simplicity to the decor, being beautifully complemented by all the wooden accents. At the same time, large glass walls and windows ensure a strong and natural connection with the outdoors, letting and views and the light enter the rooms.
A spiral staircase connects the main areas to a lower level where additional functions can be found. This is a smaller but equally cozy and welcoming space characterized by the same interior design elements, materials, colors and textures.