A Forest Villa Ideal For Family Retreats And Mediations

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 is surrounded by grass and trees on all sides and even welcomes nature inside of itView in gallery
The villa is surrounded by grass and trees on all sides and even welcomes nature inside of it
The villa is surrounded by grass and trees on all sides and even welcomes nature inside of itView in gallery
A viewing deck offers the inhabitants a beautiful place from which to admire the views and relax

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 building is perched on a steep hilltop, being supported by rods embedded deep into the groundView in gallery
The building is perched on a steep hilltop, being supported by rods embedded deep into the ground
The outdoor areas are well-protected and in great sync with nature and their surroundingsView in gallery
The outdoor areas are well-protected and in great sync with nature and their surroundings
The wooden deck wraps around the interior spaces, complementing and protecting themView in gallery
The wooden deck wraps around the interior spaces, complementing and protecting them

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.

The views are definitely beautiful and together with the secluded nature of the site they make this a perfect retreatView in gallery
The views are definitely beautiful and together with the secluded nature of the site they make this a perfect retreat

 

The interior is casually divided into several different areas, each with a distinct functionView in gallery
The interior is casually divided into several different areas, each with a distinct function

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.

There's a comfortable living space with a small round dining table in the corner by the large windowsView in gallery
There’s a comfortable living space with a small round dining table in the corner by the large windows
One of the bedrooms is defined by a double canopy bed that overlooks the deck and the view beyond itView in gallery
One of the bedrooms is defined by a double canopy bed that overlooks the deck and the view beyond it

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 offers access to a lower level where additional spaces can be foundView in gallery
A spiral staircase offers access to a lower level where additional spaces can be found
The staircase drops into another bedroom, equally tranquil and sereneView in gallery
The staircase drops into another bedroom, equally tranquil and serene

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.

Curtains and timber accents make the space feel cozy and welcoming while keeping it simpleView in gallery
Curtains and timber accents make the space feel cozy and welcoming while keeping it simple
The bathroom is open to the outdoors too, featuring curved glass wallsView in gallery
The bathroom is open to the outdoors too, featuring curved glass walls